E d u c a t i o n

PhD Marine Biogeochemistry

Photochemistry of surfactants in marine systems

Supervisors:        Dr Guenther Uher

                            Professor Robert Upstill-Goddard


Examiners:          Dr Tom Bell

                            Dr Miguel Morales Maqueda

BSc (Hons) Environmental Science

First-Class with Distinction

Supervisors:        Professor Claire Hughes

                            Dr Katherine Selby


Dissertation:        Reconstructing temporal variability in diatom biomass at a site on the western Antarctic Peninsula (Grade: 90%)

C e r t i f i c a t i o n

Introduction to Learning and Teaching in Higher Education

STCW Personal Survival Techniques

ENG1 Medical

Full clean UK Driving Licence

Outdoor First Aid

E m p l o y m e n t

Postdoctoral Research Associate

The Lyell Centre, Heriot-Watt University,
Edinburgh, UK

August 2022 - present

PI: Dr Ryan Pereira

Group: Carbon-Water Dynamics


Project: Breathing Oceans: Understanding the Organic Skin that Modulates the Exchange of Greenhouse Gases between the Atmosphere and the Ocean (BOOGIE).


Field campaigns:

30th Atlantic Meridional Transect: Falkland Islands to UK onboard RRS Discovery.

São Vicente, Cape Verde, West Africa; Ocean Science Centre, Mindelo.


Funded by the European Research Council.

Twin Fellow

Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg Institute for Advanced Study, 
Delmenhorst, Germany

June and August 2023

Project: Expanding our understanding of the surface ocean microlayer.


In collaboration with the Marine Geochemistry (ICBM-MPI Bridging Group) at the University of Oldenburg.

Postdoctoral Research Associate

School of Natural and Environmental Sciences,
Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

October 2019 - July 2022

PI: Professor Robert Upstill-Goddard

Group: Earth, Ocean and Planetary Sciences


Project: Control of air-water gas exchange rates in lakes by natural surfactants.


Field campaigns: Erken Laboratory, Lake Erken, Sweden.


In collaboration with Uppsala University, and funded by the Leverhulme Trust.

Environmental Modeller and Risk Assessor

Enviresearch Ltd.,
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

March - October 2019

Tier 2 and Tier 1 assessments of plant protection product active substances and formulations for registration in the UK and EU, through environmental fate modelling, degradation kinetics and ecotoxicological assessments.

Laboratory Demonstrator

School of Marine Science and Technology,
Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

February 2015 - July 2018

Assistance in laboratory practical classes for Marine Biology BSc and Zoology BSc students, and formal grading of any associated coursework.

Research Assistant

Environment Department,
University of York, York, UK

July - September 2013

PI: Professor Claire Hughes


Project: Using DNA markers to reconstruct past climate changes.

C o m m u n i t y   R o l e s

UK National Representative: 
Surface Ocean Lower Atmosphere Study

2022 - present


Year-round liaison between the UK scientific community and the International Project Office of the Surface Ocean Lower Atmosphere Study (SOLAS). 

Chair: Carbon-Water Dynamics research group meetings

2022 - present


Chair and schedule weekly research group meetings, and facilitate a speaker, discussion or workshop each week.

Admin support: UK air-sea gas community



Ad hoc administrative support for UK scientific community mobilisation and collaboration.

Postdoc Futures


National grassroots initiative in communication with Wellcome and UKRI to help shape a better future and create a more consistent policy structure across all institutions that will benefit Postdoctoral Researchers.

Committee: Fieldtrip and Off Campus Health and Safety,
SNES, Newcastle University


Routinely reviewed fieldwork protocols, risk assessments, and advised on fieldwork applications during the COVID-19 pandemic, for fieldwork activities in the School of Natural and Environmental Sciences.

Working Group: Inductions, SNES, Newcastle University


Development of a consistent department wide induction procedure for all new staff and postgraduate students in the School of Natural and Environmental Sciences.

Steering Group:
National Postdoc Conference



Assisted with the organisation and promotion of the National Postdoc Conference 2021 and supported the sessions and networking events held throughout the conference, which was hosted virtually by the University of Liverpool.

Co-chair: National Postdoc Conference 2021 sessions



Raising your research profile by writing for The Conversation.


More than “Just about Managing” Stepping up to Project Leadership.


How to get published with Nature – an ex-editor’s perspective.

Funding Panel:
Enviresearch Foundation



Appraised applications and selected recipients of the Community Award, Travel Grant and Summer Bursary from the Enviresearch Foundation - a charitable organisation that supports Early Career Researcher projects, and science outside the classroom for 10-13 year olds.

G r a n t s  +  f u n d i n g

May 2022


Early Career Researcher Travel Grant

The 8th International Symposium on Gas Transfer at Water Surfaces

Conference attendance

November 2023

Government of the Pitcairn Islands, facilitated by CEFAS. Supported by the Lyell Centre.

Pitcairn Islands Expedition 2024


May 2022


Ecosystems Group Fund

School of Natural and Environmental Sciences, Newcastle University

Further training 

May 2021


Ecosystems Group Fund

School of Natural and Environmental Sciences, Newcastle University

Away Day

December 2017


Postgraduate Development Fund

Postgraduate Development School, Newcastle University 

{react} magazine

December 2015


Postgraduate Mobility Fund

School of Marine Science and Technology, Newcastle University

Conference attendance 

A w a r d s  +  p r i z e s

Best presentation in session, SOLAS summer school 2022

July 2022


NHSA and N8 North Innovation Women

March 2022

Name listed

Best performance in BSc Environmental Science cohort

July 2014;

July 2012



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