Head of Research Development & Support
I am Head of the Research Development & Support Team (ReDS) at BAS and responsible for overseeing all areas of the Team’s work.
I have worked for the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) since 1993 in a variety of roles and research centres, including the Institute of Terrestrial Ecology (ITE), the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH) and the British Antarctic Survey (BAS).
In 1991-1993 I was a Project Manager for British Maritime Technology (BMT). I managed projects to investigate the application of Ocean Surface Current Radar (OSCR), and to provide tide and current predictions during the construction of the Second Crossing over the River Severn between England and Wales.
In 1987-1991 I was a NERC Research Assistant at the University of Plymouth (Polytechnic) looking at the distribution and transport of suspended sediment as part of the NERC North Sea Project. I was awarded a Ph.D. for my research in 1995.
In 1985-86 I was a NERC Advanced Student at the University of Southampton and completed an M.Sc. in Oceanography.
In 1981-84 I was an undergraduate at the University of Wales Institute of Science and Technology (UWIST) in Cardiff and completed a B.Sc. (Hons.) in Maritime Geography.
I first went to Antarctica in 1979-1980 as a Steward on the Royal Research Ship Bransfield.