Member at Large & NC representative in the APECS council
NORCE Norwegian Research Centre
I graduated with my PhD at the National Oceanography Centre Southampton in 2018. My research focused on factors affecting rates of growth and mortality in natural phytoplankton populations. I spent five weeks in Svalbard undertaking a course with UNIS on Arctic Microbiology, it was during this time and experience that I became extremely interested in polar environments and is why I decided to get more involved with the UKPN!
I originally joined the UKPN as secretary and have really enjoyed getting involved with planning polar outreach projects and conference workshops, it has also provided me with valuable experience writing grants for outreach funding. I am very excited for the year ahead with such a great committee!
I now work as a senior researcher at the NORCE Norwegian Research Centre in Bergen, Norway but stay on the UKPN committee as a member-at-large. My research focuses on trophic interactions from viruses to zooplankton in marine systems, using a combination of lab and field based methods. I am also a council member of the Association of Polar Early Career Researchers (APECS) and the vice-president of APECS Norway, so am very involved in the APECS family!