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I am interested in the relationships between people and nature. This includes the effects people have on the environment, the ways people interact and the effects nature has on people.

I have a background in marine sciences, so am particularly passionate about the connections between society and the sea. I currently work on the RENEW, REGREEN and HEROIC projects valuing the benefits of Nature Based Solutions. Most recently, I researched the links between aquatic environments and human wellbeing on the BlueHealth project.

In 2016 I was awarded a PhD on the effect of marine renewable energy on the environment, focusing on underwater sound. I now make use of this knowledge working withThen Try This on the Sonic Kayak project.



2022 - Present Renewing biodiversity through a people-in-nature approach


2021 - 2024 Air quality and citizen science


2021 - 2024 Fostering Nature Based Solutions in Europe and China


2022 - 2023 Health and Economic impacts of Reducing Overheating in Cities


2021 - 2022 Nature-Based Solutions for Water Security and Climate Adaptation

Green-Blue Space Exposure in Wales

2021 Green-blue space exposure changes and impact on individual-level wellbeing and mental health: a population-wide record-linked natural experiment


2017 - 2020 Blue spaces and health and well-being



PhD Renewable Energy

Interdisciplinary study into the impacts of a marine renewable energy device testing facility in Falmouth Bay, UK University of Exeter 2012 – 2015

MSc Environmental Biology

Distinction: Conservation & Resource Management Swansea University 2010 – 2011

BSc Marine Biology

First Class Swansea University 2007 – 2010