Fisheries, Aquaculture and Marine Studies Lecturer and Year 1 Tutor
Areas of Teaching Expertise
Fish Biology,Â Aquaculture, Water Quality
I have worked in fish culture in South East Asia and Africa. I am particularly interested in what makes fish â€˜tickâ€™ â€“ 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 â€˜Fishâ€™ 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.Â 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.
- 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
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 worksâ€™ effluent affects activity of Gammarus pulex (Amhipoda) â€“ 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 fromÂ effluent of sewage treatment works – Poster presented at SETAC (Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry) Europe 24th Annual Meeting, Nantes, May 22-26th, 2016