I hold a BA (Hons) in Marine and Natural History Photography and an MSc in Evolutionary and Behavioural Ecology (with distinction). My passion for the natural world is far beyond words, and I love nothing more than exploration, experience and well, scuba diving! My career and curiosity kicked off working alongside BBC and Nat Geo filmmakers documenting conservation stories of Blue Sharks and the largest animal on the planet - the Blue Whale. Since, my work has taken me from Australia to Greece, where I have worked alongside globally recognised research organisations, leading and assisting with scientific research.
My masters thesis explored begging and food sharing behaviours in captive Asian small-clawed otters (Aonyx cinereus) and has been accepted for publication in Open Access PeerJ (publication due 2020). Past projects include alliance and communication development in Indo-Pacific Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops aduncus) and habitat-use, distribution and social dynamics of Short-beaked common dolphins (Delphinus delphis).
Alongside my academic roles, I have always been passionate about science communication. Particularly, finding creative and accessible ways to communicate the importance of scientific value and the weird and wonderful patterns of our natural world. From community engagement features with The Wildlife Trusts, workshops for BDMLR and LIVE lessons on Youtube and social media, telling stories of science, conservation and wildlife are a large part of my work. See my #SciComm work here and here.