I studied a BSc (Hons) in Marine Biology at Heriot-Watt University Edinburgh (2013-2017), followed by an MSc in ‘Climate change managing the marine environment’ (2017-2018), also at Heriot-Watt University Edinburgh. I’m now working on my PhD at the Heriot-Watt Orkney campus.
The coexistence of aquaculture and inshore fisheries in Scotland: An ecotoxicological approach to establish potential contamination pathways in commercially important crustacean species
Determine the biological and environmental pathways of aquaculture therapeutants/other legacy contaminants in relation to commercially important crustacean species
Investigate potential association between observed pathologies and legacy contaminants associated with aquaculture
Explore how planning and management can be used to interrupt critical links in these pathways
Mapping the spatial distribution and seasonal variation in the occurrence and severity of shell disease in commercially important crustacean species around Orkney
Investigating the potential bioaccumulation of legacy contaminants associated with salmon farming activity in commercially important crustacean tissues and storage in sediments
Using lab exposure experiments to determine uptake/depuration rates in model crustacean organism, as well as dose responses from exposure to environmentally relevant concentrations of emamectin benzoate and other legacy contaminants