George Hide

George Hide

Lecturer - Fisheries Studies

I was an undergraduate at Swansea University and a postgraduate at Plymouth where I completed an MSc in Applied Fish Biology. I also have a PgCert Learning and Teaching in HE. My industry background is with salmon and trout farming, having worked for a large multinational salmon producer in Scotland, with brief spells in Canada and Chile.

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Adrian Love

Adrian Love

Lecturer - Fisheries Studies

I am currently studying for a PhD in the impact of pharmaceuticals on river invertebrates. I am particularly interested in what makes fish ‘tick’ – their diversity and physiology. I work closely with a range of leaders in the aquatics industry developing trials and exploring ways that they can support and enrich the ‘Fish’ students and courses.

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Dr David Koss

Dr David Koss

Lecturer - Fisheries Studies

Since joining Sparsholt College I have qualified for a PhD in Aquaculture by part-time study (awarded by the University of Stirling) and have more recently been involved in the planning and development of the Salmonid Rearing and Trials Centre which is an invaluable facility for contract research and practical instruction in salmonid aquaculture.

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Dr Lucy Crooks

Dr Lucy Crooks

Lecturer - Fisheries Studies

My undergraduate degree in Marine Biology enhanced my passion for the marine environment. I studied for my PhD at the University of Portsmouth and I worked on a DEFRA funded research project looking at the effects of agricultural pollution on the early life stages of salmonids. My research activities and projects provide good links with CEFAS and the EA.

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Dr Nick Beevers

Dr Nick Beevers

Lecturer - Fisheries Studies

My PhD research focused on disease in Norway lobster and I also hold an MRes in Applied Fish Biology and a BSc (Hons) in Fisheries Science. From my initial research into fish diseases at Cefas to my post-doctoral studies, I have over ten years’ experience of studying the ecology, physiology and diseases of fish and crustaceans.

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