Tracey Dornan

Tracey Dornan: Member-at-large

Antarctic Flags, 2018 – 2019

Prior to studying for my PhD, I had a career in environmental outreach, supporting 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 changed direction and completed a Masters in International Marine Environmental Consultancy with Newcastle University.

I have just completed my PhD with the University of Bristol and the British Antarctic Survey in Biological Oceanography. My research uses a combination underwater acoustics and modelling to study the fish that live in the depths of the ocean’s twilight zone, up to 1000 m below sea level. I have had the amazing opportunity to travel to the Southern Ocean to collect data in the Scotia Sea (twice!), and be an Antarctic flag bearer.