I am a biologist based at the Scottish Association of Marine Science.

I research how body-size and climate change interact to affect the ecology and physiology of marine fish and invertebrates. I use experimental and modelling approaches, and have worked on a wide range of species including intertidal invertebrates, pelagic schooling fish, and humpback whales.

One of my major interests is R programming, and have released several packages focused on conducting experiments and analysing the resulting data. See my projects on the Code page. 

You can also check out my Publications, Research Projects and Blog where I will (very) sporadically post about things I have been up to. 

Previous Positions

2015 - 2017

Hopkins Marine Station

Stanford University

Researching energetics and kinematics in pelagic schooling filter-feeding fish in the Goldbogen Lab

2014 - 2015

University of Sydney

Researching body-size interactions with warming and ocean acidification in sea urchins in the Byrne Lab

Research Interests

  • Body-size interactions

  • Metabolic Scaling

  • Temperature~size rule

  • Fish swimming kinematics

  • Escape responses

  • R programming

  • Respirometry


2010 - 2013 Queen's University Belfast
PhD, Marine Biology

2009 - 2010 Queen's University Belfast

MSc, Conservation Biology

2006 - 2009 Southampton Solent University 

& University of Oslo

BSc (hons, 1st Class), Marine Science

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