Tracey Dornan

Antarctic Flags Project

Prior to studying for my PhD, I had a career in environmental outreach, working with schools and communities to develop green spaces and learn about the natural environment. Several years and an epic round the world bike ride later, I decided to change direction and completed a Masters in International Marine Environmental Consultancy with Newcastle University.

I am currently in the final year of my PhD with the University of Bristol and the British Antarctic Survey. My research focuses on how we can use underwater acoustics to study fish that live in the ocean’s twilight zone. This has given me the amazing opportunity to travel to the Southern Ocean (twice!) to collect data in the Scotia Sea. I have also had the privilege of being an Antarctic flag bearer.