I am a marine ecologist who is particularly fond of benthic invertebrates and the community and ecosystem processes that explain where they live and how the behave. Human impacts on benthic ecosystems and mitigation measures to address them are ongoing themes of my research. In my PhD research, I study the risks of accidentally introducing non-native species to Antarctic marine ecosystems via biofouling on ships’ hulls. The close links between Antarctic researchers and policy-making in the region have allowed me to write information papers for Antarctic Treaty meetings. Prior to moving to Cambridge, I worked on a projecting involving industry, government and academic partners to investigate the impacts of salmonid aquaculture on benthic ecosystems around Tasmania, Australia.