I am a quantitative ecologist, finishing up a PhD at the University of Portsmouth (UK), investigating the risk of ship collisions with whales and other cetaceans (whales, dolphins and porpoises) in the north-east Atlantic. I’m broadly interested in human-induced impacts on the marine environment, conservation and behaviour of marine vertebrates.
I am now a Senior Ecological Modeller for Natural Power, a renewable energy consultancy and service provider. I provide analysis and modelling services for clients, with a focus on providing insights into potential ecological impacts from proposed offshore wind projects. This includes industry standard collision risk modelling and more bespoke services.
I’m an associate editor for the journal Marine BIodiversity Records and an observer at inter-governmental meetings as part of the delegation of the Advisory Committee on the Protection of the Sea (ACOPS), primarily attending OSPAR Commission, Arctic Council and International Maritime Organization meetings.
I am an experienced field biologist, conducting intensive marine mammal monitoring work on ships and in breeding seal and seabird colonies.
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PhD in Marine Conservation, 2019-2022
University of Portsmouth
MSc in Marine Biology, 2013-2014
University College Cork
BSc in Zoology, 2008-2011
Anglia Ruskin University
geo-spatial analysis, data manipulation, development, big data
including hierarchical Generalized Additive Models and Generalized Estimating Equations
remote work, marine mammal handling, survey design
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