Lecturer – Fisheries Studies
Areas of Teaching Expertise
Fish Nutrition, Fish Health, Salmonid Aquaculture, Genetics and Fish Processing
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 in 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. At Sparsholt, I maintain extensive contacts with the UK aquaculture industry, in particular with commercial feed manufacturers.
I manage Sparsholt’s fish trial facilities and I am involved in collaborative research into commercial salmonid, coarse and ornamental fish diets. Much of this work has focussed on reducing the industry’s reliance on fishmeal and oil. As well as fish nutrition, my subject specialisms include fish health, genetics and processing.
As a supervisor to BSc dissertations, I am annually involved in a very diverse range of fisheries and aquaculture undergraduate research. I also teach the Aquaculture Unit on the MSc in Applied Aquatic Biology at Portsmouth University.