My research is a mix between Environmental Science, Marine Biology, Marine Technology and Optics. Specifically I look at coral health using colour and special cameras that detect colour.
I am also a keen tinker-er of electronics/robots and an avid oogler of marine life.
I love painting minatures, swimming and diving.
My pronouns are:
My research is a mix between Environmental Science, Marine Biology, Marine Technology and Optics. Specifically I look at coral health using colour and special camera’s that detect colour.
My Typical Day:
I work 9-5 generally and this can include a whole host of things from designing components on the computer to then 3D print them or to going to the electronics lab to dismantle a camera.
And when I am lucky enough to be on fieldtrips this turns into diving in the morning on a coral reef, lunch then diving again in the afternoon. Sadly this is not all the time!
What I'd do with the prize money:
I have set up 2 initiates for outreach one is “Phys-crate” where we will be making lesson resources to help teach about contextual physics in real world scenarios. An example of this learning about radiation and how we detect it using surveys and drones, these are highlighted using a teaching game and simulation radiation sources and detectors. The aim of the program is to send these supplementary materials out to schools to enhance the curriculum.
The other initiate is around using robots for outreach and teaching students about how robotics can be used to enable science. This includes bringing robots (including our robot dog!) into schools and letting students control them and learn how we use them in physics.
August 2017 – November 2021, Bristol University
PhD- Doctorate of Philosophy
Hyperspectral imaging as a tool for assessing coral health utilising natural reflectance and fluorescence.
Sept 2015 – September 2016, Plymouth University
MRes Applied Marine Science, Merit
Using opensource ROV to discover novel ways of characterising the marine environment (in situ RNA sampling).
Sept 2013 – May 2014, Plymouth University
BSc Environmental Science, 2:1
Producing and using low-cost AUV Technologies for remote sensing.
Sept 2011 – June 2013, Falmouth Marine School
FdSc Marine Science, 2:1
Producing and using a low-cost ROV in benthic video surveys around the Cornish coast.
Sept 2006 – July 2011, Sandown High School, Isle of Wight
Doctorate of Philosophy, PhD
Masters by Research, MRes Merit
Bachelors of Science, BSc 2:1
Foundation Degree Science, FdSc 2:1
Systems and Control (Electronics) – B
Biology – U
Environmental Science – E
History – D
Extended Project Qualification – (EPQ): in “Bioluminescence in Deep Sea Organisms”
Math – C
English – C
English Literature – B
Science Double Award – AA
R.E – B
Electronics – A
History – C
Geography – C
French – D
I have worked as a life guard, cocktail mixologist, English language teacher, activity leader (leading school groups around tourist attractions), secondary school science technician, demonstrator for physics (teaching and marking) and a researcher.
Research Associate (Scientist)
University of Bristol
How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
Coral Colour Sceintist
What did you want to be after you left school?
A marine Biologist
Were you ever in trouble at school?
Once or twice
If you weren't doing this job, what would you choose instead?
Underwater Camera Operator for BluePlanet (I wish)
Who is your favourite singer or band?
What's your favourite food?
If you had 3 wishes for yourself what would they be? - be honest!
Infinite wishes, happy life, undo climate change
Tell us a joke.
What is the best way to catch a fish on the internet? Click bait