For my undergraduate degree, I studied BSc Marine Biology at the University of Hull, with a keen interest in anthropogenic impacts on various marine species. I have spent some time as a research assistant looking into noise and vibration on benthic marine species which sparked my interest in this field. I am now in my first year of the 4 Year Aura CDT programme looking into offshore wind energy.
My interests are primarily focused upon anthropogenic impacts and species interactions; my undergraduate dissertation examined the relationship between fecundity and food availability at Dogger Bank of grey seals at the Donna Nook site. This research is pivotal at the minute given the North Sea Power Hub being developed within this feeding location. I am very interested in the impacts of noise and vibration as well as other anthropogenic impacts from offshore wind farm developments and the subsequent impacts, both short and long term.
Why you applied for the Aura CDT:
I applied for the Aura CDT programme because I wanted to challenge and develop my knowledge base within a field with increasing importance and demand. I felt that my passion for the subject and drive to examine knowledge gaps made me an ideal candidate for a PhD, as well as being very keen to pursue a career within research.
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