“Student: Dr. Einstein, Aren't these the same questions as last year's [physics] final exam?Dr. Einstein: Yes; But this year the answers are different.”


PhD Marine Biology/Marine Conservation, Memorial University of  Newfoundland, Canada (in progress)

Advanced Graduate Diploma Fisheries Resource Management, Marine Institute Newfoundland, Canada

MSc Marine Environmental Management, University of York, UK

Dissertation Title (1): Dynamic Spatial Management to Reduce Bycatch of Bycatch of the Critically Endangered Southern Bluefin Tuna (Thunnus maccoyii) in the South Tasman Sea

Advisor: Dr Alistair Hobday, CSIRO

Dissertation Title (2): Predicting Species’ Extinction Risk on Coral Reefs with Non-Random Habitat Loss

Advisor: Professor Callum Roberts, University of York

BSc (Hons) Conservation Biology and Ecology, University of Exeter, UK/University of Victoria, Canada

Dissertation Title: The impacts of human visitation density on species richness of the intertidal zone

Advisor: Dr Dave Hodgson, University of Exeter

Certificate in Natural Science, Open University, UK


Non-Academic Qualifications/Courses

Teaching Assistant (TA) Training

WHMIS (Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System) and Laboratory Safety

RYA Powerboat Level 2

RYA/MCA Coastal Skipper and Yachtmaster Offshore

PADI Rescue Diver

BDMLR Marine Mammal Medic

Cornish Marine Mammal Rescue

HSE First Aid at Work

Emergency First Response (primary and secondary care with DeFib)

Pitman and RSA Word Processing and Office Procedures

Fire Safety in the Workplace

Dealing with ‘Difficult Customers’

Royal Society of Health Essential Food Hygiene

Practical Bar Skills

Full Driving Licence