My background is in epidemiology with a bachelor’s in veterinary bioscience, having experience in aquaculture vaccine development at Aqua Bio-Tech (Malta) and disease monitoring at the Wildlife Epidemiology Department of the Zoological Society of London (UK). I graduated in 2020 from an Erasmus Mundus MSc in Marine Biological Resources (IMBRsea). Since then, I worked at both Centro de Ciências do Mar (CCMAR, Portugal) and Blue Resources Trust (Sri Lanka). Specifically, on a project aiming to facilitate the collection of Catch Per Unit Effort (CPUE) data from landing sites and test the reliability of various data-poor assessments for elasmobranch life histories.
After this I worked as fisheries consultant for MRAG acting as the alternate project manager for the CCAMLR krill programmes. I have also held the role of scientific observer onboard Antarctic Krill vessels. I joined the Marine and Freshwater Research Centre in February 2023 as a PhD student. This PhD aims to develop methods of traceability within the Irish seafood industry, using trace elements in combination with machine learning techniques.
My external supervisors are Dr Liam Morrison and Mr. Dave Clarke