Room 321b, Graham Kerr Building
Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health & Comparative Medicine
College of Medical, Veterinary & Life Sciences
University of Glasgow
Tel: 0141 330 4769
Throughout my undergraduate degree I developed a particular interest in coral reef biology and spent two consecutive summers taking part in scientific conservation programs in the Wakatobi Marine National Park, Indonesia. During this time, I progressed with my dive training and joined a coral reef monitoring team in order to acquire skills necessary for collecting data for my both my undergraduate project and masters project described below.
Working alongside Marine Harvest and BENEFISH (a project funded by the EC), I investigated using fin damage as an operational welfare indicator in Scottish salmon smolt production and in smolt transportation. This project encouraged me to broaden my research interests and I developed a particular interest in the concept of fish welfare. This project gave me the opportunity to participate in the BENEFISH conference in Portugal in 2008.
More recently, my research will focus within the field of behavioural ecology and in particular, life-history strategies. My current research project will investigate the effect of resveratrol on resource allocation and reproductive investment, combining experimental manipulation of dietary restriction, resveratrol and carotenoid content in the diet of three-spined sticklebacks, and thereby subjecting fish to resource allocation trade-offs.