Education History

Ph.D. Marine Ecology and Resource Management Sept 2010 – Sept 2016.

At The Martin Ryan Institute, University of Galway, Galway, Ireland.

Addressing role of regional eutrophication in the Caribbean as it relates to habitat degradation/health and marine park management in small island nations and local marine management. Of particular interest are the challenges logistical and financial restrictions often pose in such areas. The thesis sets out a model that can be followed by managers who are faced with such limitations. This model allows them to identify which management measures will most likely address the greatest number of stressors, whilst allowing realistic implementation given their situation.

M.Sc. Applied Ecology and Conservation Oct 2003 – Sept 2004.

At The University of East Anglia, Norwich, Norfolk, England, NR4 7TJ.

Course included ecological survey methods, practical use of GIS, restoration ecology, multivariate statistics and other research skills. The course was individually tailored, in this case towards marine ecology. My research project assessed the effect of fishing on spotted spiny lobsters (Panulirus guttatus) in Anguilla, British West Indies.

B.Sc. Zoology (Hons) 2:1. Sept 1992 – June 1995.

At The University of Reading, Whiteknights, Berkshire, England, RG6 6AJ.

Studied Geology and Botany as subsidiary subjects to the main degree. Individual modules studied as part of the main degree included: Entomology, marine biology, aquatic biology, genetics, parasitology, immunology, invertebrate & vertebrate zoology, animal behaviour, embryology and micro biology. Dissertation examined aspects of optimal foraging in the american signal crayfish (Pacifastacus leniusculus).

Other – Prior 1992.

Swaffham Sixth Form, Wayland High School and evening courses.

A-level: Biology, Chemistry and Geography

GCSE: Mathematics, English (2), Sciences (3), Geography, French

City & Guilds: Information Technology, Photography (Colour/B&W) & Printing