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Experience

My activities always include research and development, consulting, teaching and stakeholder liaison.

2018-present

Senior scientist

Xerra Earth Observation Institute

At Xerra, we use Earth observation data to tackle complex questions of national strategic importance. One focus of my work is to establish a nationwide tool to support synoptic monitoring of lake water quality using satellite remote sensing. 

2018-present

Adjunct Senior Research Fellow

The University of Waikato

I am a lead researcher in Eye on Lakes, a research project to improve the detection of cyanobacteria blooms in lakes using satellite remote sensing. 

I also co-supervise several graduate students, give special lectures and provide expertise in lake science and remote sensing.

2014-2018

Senior Research Fellow

The University of Waikato

  • Leading role in a New Zealand-wide team of the most prominent freshwater scientists in the country in a four-year, NZD $4.5 million research programme (MBIE contract);

  • Led a research programme developing nationwide analysis of satellite data for water quality assessment; and

  • Taught graduate-level courses and supervised post-docs and grad students.

2009-2014

Senior Environmental Scientist

CBCL Limited

CBCL Limited is the leading, employee-owned, multidisciplinary engineering and environmental consulting firm in Atlantic Canada. 

  • Successfully managed CAD $5.2 million of project work;

  • Led internal teams to achieve complex client projects; and

  • Wrote winning proposals to support business development.

Education

 
2007

Ph.D.

Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada

Biological oceanpgraphy.

1998
M.Sc.

The University of York, U.K.

Biological Computation

1998
B.Sc.

The University of Newcastle upon Tyne, U.k.

Marine Biology

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