I really enjoyed my undergraduate degree, particularly the field courses to Roscoff and Portugal, and I immensely valued the input of the incredibly enthusiastic course leaders, most of whom I’m still in contact with today.
After my degree, I decided to stay in Plymouth and worked at the National Marine Aquarium for two years, heading the host team - who are responsible for educating the public on marine issues and ensuring they enjoy their visit. After the NMA, I returned to University of Plymouth to do an MRes in Applied Fish Biology, but was primarily based in The Bahamas, where I researched the impact of catch-and-release angling on shark predation. During this time I also taught marine biology to American high school students, and hopefully passed on some of the enthusiasm I enjoyed so much at Plymouth! I completed my PhD in Ecotoxicology in November 2013 at Plymouth University, and now I am a postdoctoral research fellow investigating the impacts of pollutants on marine life, as part of an international project.”
Careers in marine biology
Whether you want to become a lab technician or work in the field of conservation, we’ll assist you throughout your degree to ensure that by the time you graduate you’ll be en route to the career of your choice.
As a Marine Biology student, your career options are as expansive as the oceans you study.Find out about your career options