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
- Human-nature interactions
- Oceans and Human Health
- Anthropogenic environmental impacts
- Citizen science
- Underwater sound
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