Well, where do I start? This is my homepage on the internet, mostly this is about my work and is an ideal location for me to present information about my interests and career.
I first got into marine biology when I did my undergraduate degree in Hull Universities Campus in Scarborough. I somehow managed to get a PhD (the story is a long one), graduated from that after studying limpets for a few years and then found myself at SAMS working on deep-sea habitats.
Since those early days, I’m now a lecturer in marine biology, my teaching is largely practical based with a few lecture series. I have an active research group (currently n = 1 of senior members and a lot of students). I have particular interest in both intertidal and deep-sea ecology. I’m currently based at the School of Ocean Sciences at Bangor University.
- Ph.D. Science and Agriculture, Queen’s University Belfast, UK, 2001-2004.
- B.Sc. (Honours) Coastal Marine Biology, University of Hull, UK, 1998-2001.
- Lecturer, School of Ocean Sciences Bangor University, May 2009-present.
- Permanent researcher, Scottish Association for Marine Science, June 2008-May 2009.
- Post-doctoral research assistant, Scottish Association for Marine Science with J. Murray Roberts on the project Hotspot Ecosystem Research on European Margins, June 2006-June 2008.
- Post-doctoral research assistant, Scottish Association for Marine Science with J. Murray Roberts on the project Deep-sea Conservation for the UK, May 2005-June 2006.
- Post-doctoral research assistant, Queen’s University Belfast with Christine Maggs on the project Marine Aliens, October 2004-May 2005.
- June 2010, RV Pelagia, Bermuda-Bermuda, TRACOS.
- August 2009, Eastern Sea Fisheries, Three Counties, The Wash, UK.
- October 2008, RV Nancy Foster, NOAA-USGS cruise to Gulf of Mexico.
- July 2008, RV Pelagia, HERMES cruise to Hatton Bank.
- June 2007, RV Pelagia, HERMES cruise to the Mingulay reef complex.
- July 2006, RV Pelagia, HERMES cruise to Rockall Bank and the Mingulay Reef Complex.
- May 2006. NLV Pole Star. BBC Natural History Unit filming Mingulay reef complex.
- May 2005. MY Esperanza. SAMS-Greenpeace cruise to the Mingulay reef complex.
- Numerous week long cruises aboard RV Calanus to the Mingulay reef complex (2005-2008).
Invited Lectures; 4 invited lectures to the Marine Conservation Society, Environmental Heritage Service, Scottish Natural Heritage and the Scottish Wildlife Trust. Conference presentations; 8 conference presentations and 14 poster presentations. Websites; www.challenger-society.org.uk. Launched September 2009; www.anddavies.co.uk. Launched 2008; www.pictureframeworld.co.uk. Launched February 2008; www.freakinseaweed.co.uk. Launched August 2007; www.lophelia.org. Launched September 2005; www.freakinfucus.co.uk. Launched June 2001.
Teaching and supervision
Module leader: Tutorial Module (1st Year); Extreme Marine Habitats (3rd Years). Teaching on: Marine Physiology and Behaviour; Organismal Diversity; RV Prince Madog Cruise Field Skills; Intertidal Field Course; Marine Biology Pratical (1st Year and 2nd Year); Final Year Dissertations.
For supervision, see Students page
- Challenger Society for Marine Science, Communications (2008-2011).