Anna Kebke



Research title: Use of molecular and isotopic signatures to inform foraging ecology and conservation needs for cetaceans

Research Summary

My PhD research focuses on interpretations of lipid biomarkers in marine mammals and is multidisciplinary in nature, with direct links to the Scottish Marine Animal Stranding Scheme and the Scottish Oceans Institute. I am supported through the IAPETUS2 Doctoral Training Partnership, and have supervisors at the University of Glasgow, Heriot-Watt University and University of St Andrews. 




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External supervisors

Prof Sascha Hooker

Additional Information


  • BSc (Hons) Marine Biology, University of Aberdeen (2016-2021)


  • 2021 - 2023: Project Officer - Marine Scotland Science (Renewable Environmental Energy Advice) supporting high-impact science projects including PrePARED (Predators and Prey Around Renewable Energy Developments) and the UKCEH Cumulative Effects for Key Ecological Receptors. 

  • 2019: Sustainability Analyst - Sky (Responsible Business & Sky Ocean Ventures) working to shape ocean health campaigns and tracking environmental data (scope 1,2&3 carbon emissions).

Equality & Diversity

  • I am co-programme lead for the AFBE-UK Edinburgh Hub, bringing a programme funded by the Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team and Sir Lewis Hamilton Ignite charitable initiative, aimed to support greater diversity and inclusion in motorsport through STEM Education, and involved arranging a school visit to my lab at Heriot-Watt University where I included experts at Petronas and a local racing team as part of the programme. 

  • I am also keen in supporting young parents in their academic endeavours, having had my daughter during my undergraduate degree, and have written a blog post on the topic. If you want to chat about this, please do reach out!