I am currently working as a Research Assistant on the BIM Whelk Bait Project. We are developing a sustainable alternative bait to be used in the whelk fishery in Ireland, decreasing overall demands and pressure on existing bait species such as brown crab being used at present. As a budding researcher I am fortunate to be able to collaborate with industry, simultaneously contributing towards conserving sustainability.
I graduated from Earth and Ocean Sciences at NUI Galway in 2019. Since finishing my undergraduate degree I have worked in the marine and aquaculture industry as a commercial diver and hydrographic surveyor. Exploring new environments above and below the sea surface is a fond past time of mine and I feel privileged to also call it my job.