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Research interests

I am an interdisciplinary scientist who values collective intelligence and cognitive diversity. My research is solution-oriented, focussing on nature-based solutions to societal challenges surrounding water security and especially water quality. I am interested in coupled ecohydrological and biogeochemical processes that control the delivery of ecosystem (dis)services in freshwater ecosystems. My research is usually applied, offering recommendations for improvement to policy and practice.  


I am fascinated by and curious about the complexities and intricacies of the natural world. I’m never happier than when outside surrounded by wind, waves and water, trees and forests, moors and mountains. With a background in environmental and forest management, I am especially interested in translating research into practice and action. Only by working in cognitively diverse teams can we effectively develop targeted, useful and usable research which identifies and addresses the most important environmental and humanitarian challenges to society.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Environmental Science, University Of Aberdeen

Award Date: 1 Nov 2017

Bachelor of Science, University of Hull

Award Date: 1 Jun 2016

External positions

Small Woods Association

1 Oct 2018 → …


  • GB Physical geography
  • GE Environmental Sciences
  • Nature-based solutions
  • Ecosystem (dis)services
  • Water quality
  • Ecohydrology
  • Biogeochemistry
  • Forests


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