Biography

I am an environmental scientist with over twenty-five years research experience with Cefas and have published over 70 papers in the peer-reviewed scientific literature.  I have managed and contributed to commercial and government research contracts, and delivered high quality science using multidisciplinary teams across the organisation. 

I have experience in providing evidence to support UK government policy, including the development of Marine objectives and indicators, the ecosystem approach, and implementation of the Marine Act and Marine Policy Statement.   

This experience is supported by an international reputation through involvement in marine ecosystem assessment and management issues across Europe.  I have extensive experience of environmental and fisheries management in the UK and Europe (ICES, EC), and have Chaired many Working Groups and Study Groups in ICES.   

I have been closely involved in drafting and supporting the implementation of the EU Marine Strategy Framework Directive.

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