Madeleine Brasier

Education & Outreach, 2016 - 2017 PhD Candidate, Natural History Museum, University of Liverpool & the National Oceanographic Centre

I am a third year PhD Marine Biology student at the University of Liverpool, Natural History Museum London and the National Oceanography Centre. I am interested in the diversity, biogeography and functionality of deep-sea Antarctic invertebrates, with a primary focus on polychaete worms. My research methods include DNA barcoding and stable isotope analysis. I also enjoy field work and participated in several research cruises, most recent on the RRS James Clarke Ross to the South Orkney Islands with British Antarctic Survey. I have also worked at the Palmer Station, the American research base on the Antarctic Peninsula as a part of the National Science foundation advanced training in Antarctic biology program.

I joined UKPN to meet other young scientists interested in polar research and have made some excellent contacts and friends as a result. I have been a member of the UKPN education and outreach team for several years conducting many school visits and helped lead workshops at science festivals, museums and conferences.

Contacts

Email: madeleine.brasier@polarnetwork.org Web: http://www.nhm.ac.uk/our-science/departments-and-staff/staff-directory/madeleine-brasier.html Web: https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/earth-ocean-and-ecological-sciences/research/oceans-and-climate/postgraduates/ Twitter: MadsBrasier