Education and experience

Professional experience

Lecturer in Marine Conservation Plymouth University (2015-Present)

  • Lecturer in Marine Conservation, with concentration on the Ocean Science and Marine Conservation degree
  • Dissertation supervision
  • NERC Knowledge Exchange Fellow: Interpreting and targeting NERC-funded research outputs to inform and influence marine policy
  • Leadership of Marine Strategy Framework Directive implementation for pelagic habitats at the UK and OSPAR levels
  • Delivery of scientific advice to UK and international policy-makers
  • Generation and publication of policy-relevant research
  • Member of Marine Science recruitment committee

Science and Policy Research Fellow Sir Alister Hardy Foundation for Ocean Science (2010-2015)

  • NERC Knowledge Exchange Fellow
  • Provision of scientific advice to UK and international policy-makers
  • Generation and publication of policy-relevant research
  • Leadership of Marine Strategy Framework Directive implementation for pelagic habitats at the UK and OSPAR levels
  • SAHFOS PI on EU FP7 and INTERREG projects
  • Coordination of SAHFOS Knowledge Exchange activities, including leading development of SAHFOS Knowledge Exchange strategy
  • Line management

Post Doctoral Research Fellow Sir Alister Hardy Foundation for Ocean Science (2008-2010)

  • Coordination of ICES Historical Plankton Digitization Project
  • Coordination of an FP7 project proposal
  • Provision of scientific advice to UK and international policy-makers
  • CPR plankton analysis
  • SAHFOS PI on EU FP7 KnowSeas

Post Doctoral Research Fellow University of Plymouth (2007-2008)

  • Coordination of a successful FP7 project proposal
  • Provision of scientific advice to UK and international policy-makers

Research Assistant University of Plymouth (2004-2007)

  • Provision of research and coordination support to FP6 project (ELME)
  • Leadership of individual research programme
  • Website development and maintenance

GIS Technician and Consultant C&C Solutions, Inc (2001-2002)

  • Assisted with and managed various GIS projects using ArcInfo, ArcView, and ArcGIS
  • GIS analysis, project management and organisation, client relations, map design, and database implementation skills were utilized daily

Teaching experience

Associate Lecturer University of Plymouth (2007-Present)

  • Design and delivery of plankton lectures for 2nd and 3rd year undergraduates and MRes students
  • Delivery of plankton practicals and coursework assessment for 2nd year students
  • Dissertation supervision

Long-term Teaching Assistant Maritime and Science Technology Academy High School (1999-2001)

  • Provision of regularly scheduled long-term teaching assignments at a competitive marine-themed magnet school, including formulation of lesson plans and assessment of students

Lab and Teaching Assistant University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (1997–2000)

  • Provision of lab, teaching and field support to researchers and staff at the Marine Geology and Geophysics Stable Isotope Laboratory and Department of Marine Affairs and Policy

Education

PhD “Phytoplankton as indicators for eutrophication in Europe’s regional seas”. University of Plymouth (2004 – 2008)

MA (Hons) Marine Affairs and Policy and GIS. University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS) (2000 – 2001)

BA (Hons) Marine Affairs and Policy (major), Chemistry (minor), Geography and GIS (minor). University of Miami (1996 – 2000)

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