So if you’ve come this far you must be wondering exactly who I am, what I do and why I’m doing it. Hopefully the following ramble about my life as a lover of all things aquatic will give tell you all you need to know.
I'm currently undertaking my industry funded PhD at the University of Hull, UK.
I've wanted to be a marine biologist for as long as I can remember. Like many of my peers in marine science, my aspirations were built up by the incredible body of work put forward by Sir David Attenborough.
A few years and plenty of stressful deadlines later, I wound up attaining a 1st class degree in Marine and Freshwater Biology from the University of Hull. Within that program were many modules on fisheries science, often taught by researchers in Hull International Fisheries Institute (HIFI) or the Insititute of Estuarine and Coastal Studies (IECS). One of the assignments had us look at a program produced by the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) called FishStatJ. For those not familar, it's a time-series database of catch data for world fisheries. I spent months searching for interesting trends in the data, and from there I became obsessed with international fisheries. I began to understand the many problems facing fisheries and looked to start solving some of these problems through my own innovations.
Many failures, trials and tribulations later I negotiated my way to an industry funded project, that is also my PhD project. This project is confidential, though I look forward to sharing the exciting developments in the future and other projects along the way.
Please do check out my projects and dont hesitate to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.