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2022 – current Senior lecturer in Environmental Sciences (full time; University of Roehampton) and cohort lead

2016 - 2020 Programme convener for Biological Sciences, Zoology and their integrated Masters (University of Roehampton)

2013 – 2022 Senior lecturer in Freshwater Ecology (part-time, University of Roehampton)

2010 Lecturer in Freshwater Ecology (part-time, University of Roehampton)

2009 Postdoctoral Researcher (River Laboratory; QMUL)

2006 Postdoctoral Researcher (Queen Mary University of London)

2007 PhD in Freshwater Ecology (Queen Mary University of London) 



Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Research interests

I am a freshwater biologist with a particular interest in the taxonomy and ecology of aquatic fauna. In my research I combine ecological theory and environmental topics (for instance nutrient and chemical pollution of fresh waters) and focus on vulnerable taxonomic groups such as organisms that cannot be seen with the naked eye but that drive the bulk of ecosystem processes on our planet. For example, freshwater quality (i.e. the health of groundwater, lakes or rivers) is maintained by a community composed of mostly tiny organisms.


I currently deliver Undergraduate (BSc) and Masters (MSc) level education in zoology, biology, study skills and statistics, with a specific focus on aquatic biology, animal biology, ecology, conservation, climate change and sustainability. I teach on these programmes:


Biological Sciences

Biomedical Sciences

MSc by Research Ecology, Evolution and Behaviour

External positions

Fellow of the Linnean Society London, The Linnean Society of London

1 Jan 2019 → …

STEM ambassador, STEM Learning

2012 → …

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