As a deep-sea ecologist, I am interested in the distribution and abundance of deep-sea species, and the relationship between these animals and the environment.


My research is a multidisciplinary science that relies on the expertise of both geoscientists and biologists with the aim to investigate the mechanisms that underlie community structure, composition and ecological dynamics, and how they are altered by anthropogenic impacts (e.g. mining, trawling) and environmental change (e.g. climate, natural hazards).

Each image in the gallery above shows an aspect of my research to date. For more information, click each image for associated media release and/or access to publication.

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Galapagos Spreading Centre

(Credit Ocean Exploration Trust) In 1977, Dr Robert Ballard was part of a team of scientists who made an incredible discovery on the bottom of the Pacific Ocean that forever changed our understanding life on planet Earth. In 2015, I was incredibly lucky to be part of a team to re-visit these historic sites with Dr Ballard.

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