Marine biogeochemist, with a focus on the shelf edge and seas, oxygen depletion, and the use of autonomous underwater vehicles.

I am currently on the lookout for people interested in a collaborative proposal on biogeochemical investigations in the Arabian Sea.

Academic Positions

  • Present 2015

    Researcher Co-Investigator

    University of East Anglia, with Sultan Qaboos University (Muscat, Oman)

    Exploring the potential of ocean gliders: a pirate-proof technique to illuminate mesoscale physical-biological interactions off the coast of Oman.

    (Grants: ONR Global N62909-14-1-N224, NERC NE/M005801/1, SQU EG/AGR/FISH/14/01)

  • 2016 2015

    NERC Knowledge Exchange Fellow

    Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas)

    Implementing smart autonomous instrumentation.

    (NERC Grant NE/N012658/1)

  • 2015 2014

    Senior Research Associate

    University of East Anglia

    Gliders: Excellent New Tools for Observing the Ocean (GENTOO).

    (NERC Grant NE/H01439X/1)

  • 2014 2013

    Senior Research Associate

    University of East Anglia

    Gliders for Research Ocean Observation and Management (GROOM)

    (European Framework 7 Project)

Education & Training

  • Ph.D. 2013

    Ph.D. in Biological Oceanography

    Centre for Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences (COAS)

    at the University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK

    and the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas)

  • M.Sc.2009

    M.Sc. w/ Dist. in Marine Biodiversity and Biotechnology

    Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK

  • B.Sc.2008

    B.Sc. Hons. in Aquaculture

    University of Stirling, Stirling, UK

Honors, Awards and Grants

  • 2016
    NERC Knowledge Exchange Fellowship Interview (Not awarded)
    The Unified Glider Toolbox: Enabling stakeholder access to smart autonomous instrumentation.
  • 2016
    NERC Independent Research Fellowship Interview (Not awarded)
    GOGO:GADGET - Glider Observations in the Gulf of Oman: Generation of Anoxia, Dynamics of Geobiochemical Exchanges and Transport.
  • 2016
    NERC Knowledge Exchange Internship with Cefas
    Implementing smart autonomous instrumentation (NERC £24 331).
  • 2015
    Liquid Robotics Thinkable.org Challenge
    Understanding and predicting dead zones in the South China Sea (Equipment rental equivalent to USD 120 000)
  • 2014
    NERC International Opportunities Fund
    Exploring the potential of ocean gliders: a pirate-proof technique to illuminate mesoscale physical-biological interactions off the coast of Oman (NERC £49 860)
  • 2012
    Government of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
    High resolution krill dynamics at South Georgia; a pilot study using a Seaglider (invited for resubmission)
  • 2010
    Antarctic Science Ltd.
    Influence of primary productivity and carbon export on dissolved oxygen in the Ross Shelf Sea. (£4 960)
  • 2009
    Roberts Travel Award
    Registration and travel for National Centre for Atmospheric Science Earth System Science Spring School.
  • 2009
    CASE Studentship
    UK Natural Environment Research Council - CASE Studentship, University of East Anglia and the Centre for Environment, Fisheries & Aquaculture Science.