Founder and Director
I am a marine scientist and conservationist. I have been working in marine megafauna research and conservation for over 10 years.
In 2020 I founded Marine Research and Conservation Foundation (MARECO), through which I could channel my work and dedication for the marine environment. I work with a variety of different species and with an extensive array of methods including telemetry, genetics and photo-ID. I am a member of the IUCN SSC Shark Specialist Group and support many projects and colleagues around the world. In 2022 I joined Qatar University as a Postdoctoral Associate Researcher.
I have worked with both partner organisations (Celtic Deep and Blue Shark Snorkel) on other research projects. These have included eDNA, genetics and stereo-laser photogrammetry to research blue sharks and the environment around them. We are now investigating the use of deterrents for reducing shark bycatch in longline fisheries.