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