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Fisheries, Aquaculture and Marine Studies Lecturer and Year 1 Tutor

Areas of Teaching Expertise
Fish Biology, Aquaculture, Water Quality

About Me
I have worked in fish culture in South East Asia and Africa. 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 – including Aquarian, Tetra, Interpret, Hagen and JBL – developing trials and exploring ways that they can support and enrich the ‘Fish’ students and courses.

My PHD was on the impact of pharmaceuticals on riverine invertebrates, environmental monitoring and effects of environmental contaminants on non-lethal endpoints such as behaviour and feeding. My ongoing research involves the impacts of pharmaceuticals on behavioural aspects of reproduction.  In addition, I am interested in larval rearing and optimising the safety of live foods. I work with a number of manufactures in product development and evaluation, as the students then benefit from the industry liaison as well as conducting research that is relevant and useful.

Recent Activities

  • Presentation at the Coarse Fish Conference – ‘The impact of low oxygen on fisheries’
  • Presentation at BIAZA (British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquaria) Herptology Conference – ‘The management of filtration systems’
  • Presentation for the British Zebrafish Association – ‘Larval fish nutrition’
  • Have recently written units for the BTEC curriculum for the ED in Fish Management
  • Currently editing a book on aquarium management

Publications

Crooks, N., Babey, L., Haddon, W. J., Love, A. C., & Waring, C. P. (2013). Sexual dimorphisms in the dermal denticles of the lesser-spotted catshark, Scyliorhinus canicula (Linnaeus, 1758). PloS one, 8(10), e76887.

Setting up a Tropical Aquarium Week-By-Week. Interpet Publishing; 3rd Edition In press

Sewage treatment works’ effluent affects activity of Gammarus pulex (Amhipoda) – Poster presented at SETAC (Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry) Europe 24th Annual Meeting, Nantes, May 22-26th, 2016

Frequency of intersex phenotypes of Gammarus pulex (Amphipoda) upstream and downstream from effluent of sewage treatment works – Poster presented at SETAC (Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry) Europe 24th Annual Meeting, Nantes, May 22-26th, 2016