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Marine Biodiversity and Biotechnology

From the shoreline to the deep ocean, tackling issues from pure ecology
and physiology to aquaculture, marine spatial planning and conservation.

Our Graduates

Graduates from the Centre for Marine Biodiversity and Biotechnology have always benefitted from excellent employment prospects. They are in great demand by environmental consultancies due to their excellent training in practical skills, their problem solving abilities and their analytical expertise. For graduate profiles, follow the links on the left.

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Examples of career paths taken by our Marine MSc students:


Brian (Ben) McGonagle (Climate Change: Impact and Mitigation, 2012) now works for the Irish Government in the Climate Change Unit of the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform.

Ben Bryant, (Marine Spatial Planning, 2012) is now an Environmental Consultant with BMT Cordah.

Tuan Will (Marine Biodiversity & Biotechnology, 2012) is now working as a research assisstant for a National University of Singapore sponsored project in Thailand to produce accurate total biomass maps of mangrove stands around Koh Yao Yai.

Claire Bankier (Marine Biodiversity & Biotechnology, 2012) has securred a PhD studentship at Imperial College London.

Eferire Adu (Environmental Analysis and Assessment, 2011) has secured a position with the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) under the Pollution Control Department.

Jordan Grigor (Climate Change: Impact and Mitigation, 2011) has securred a PhD studentship at the Université Laval in Quebec, Canada, in Arctic Marine Ecology.

Peter Davey (Marine Biodiversity & Biotechnology, 2011) is currently working for the Northern Ireland Environmental Agency's (NIEA) E.C. Bathing Directives.

David Cooper (Climate Change Impact and Mitigation, 2011) has securred a contract with the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA) as an Associate Microbiologist.

Megan Jones (Climate Change: Impact & Mitigationt, 2011), is now working as Operations Officer at the Edinburgh Office of Scottish Natural Heritage.

Renier (Dutch) Zoutenbier (Climate Change: Managing the Marine Environment, 2011) is a graduate environmental consultant with Royal Haskoning at their Exeter Offices.

Cella Carr (Climate Change: Managing the Marine Environment 2010) has securred an internship with the Zoological Society of London, working on their Biodiversity and Oil Palm Programme in Indonesia.

Charles-Eric Deplanck (Climate Change: Managing the Marine Environment, 2010) works as a fisheries observer for Oceanic DĂ©veloppement, based in Concarneau (Brittany).

Francis Edwards (Marine Spatial Planning, 2011) has secured a position as Assistant Project Officer for the Solway Firth Partnership, funded by the Scottish Coastal Forum. She will be working on marine biodiversity data issues as well as supporting the Partnership’s wider work programme which will include stakeholder interviews for an activities interactions matrix to develop the information base for future marine plans.

Jenny James (Marine Resource Protection & Development, 2011) has secured a position with the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) monitoring seabird populations on Bird Island.

Mathieu Bourgery (Marine Biodiversity & Biotechnology, 2010) now works for Cerberus Sciences in Adelaide as a Molecular diagnostics assistant.

Sally Rouse (Marine Resource Development and Protection, 2010) was awarded a prestigious Rubenstein Fellowship by the Encyclopedia of Life developing >500 species web pages for the British and Mediterranean Bryozoa project. Sally has now also secured a MASTS-funded PhD at the Centre for Marine Biodiversity & Biotechnology in collaboration with the Natural History Museum in London.

Callum Burns (Marine Resource Development and Protection, 2010) now works as a Marine Environmental Scientist for URS Corporation Ltd, Perth, Western Australia.

Laurie Winter (Marine Resource Development and Protection, 2010) now works for Ventus Green Energy limited, which is a land based renewable energy company in Ayrshire. It is an ecology-based role assisting in environmental impact assessments for new small scale renewable energy developments.

Jennifer Loxton (Marine Biodiversity & Biotechnology, 2010) has secured a MASTS-funded PhD at the Centre for Marine Biodiversity & Biotechnology in collaboration with the Natural History Museum in London and the british Antarctic Survey, which has included research visits to Antarctica.

Adam Chivers (Marine Resource Development and Protection, 2010) has securred a funded PhD position at Scottish Association of Marine Science in Oban.

Virginia Echavari Bravo (Marine Biodiversity and Biotechnology, 2010) has secured a funded PhD position at the Centre for Marine Biodiversity & Biotechnology.

Iain Hannah (Marine Resource Development and Protection, 2010) has secured a MASTS-funded PhD at the Centre for Marine Biodiversity & Biotechnology in collaboration with Edinurgh Napier University and Veolia Environmental Services, Edinburgh).

Fanchon Wright (Marine Resource Development and Protection, 2009) is now working for Frontier as an Assistant Research Officer on their Madagascar Marine Research Project.

Holly Allan (Marine Biodiversity and Biotechnology, 2009) is now working as a research technician at Napier Edinburgh University's School of Engineering and the Built Environment.

Lisa Eckford-Soper (Marine Biodiverity & Biotechnology, 2009) has secured a funded PhD position at the Scottish Association of Marine Science in Oban.

Bastien Queste (Marine Biodiversity & Biotechnology 2009) has secured a funded PhD position at University of East Anglia.

Cordelia Denby (Marine Resource Development and Protection 2008) is now working for Kite Innovation to help support their growing portfolio of FP7 projects.

Emelie Sinet (Marine Resource Development and Protection 2008) is now an Environmental Business Analyst for Oil & Gas UK, Aberdeen.

William Davies (Marine Resource Development and Protection 2008) is now working as a Seafood Supply Chain Consultant for the Humber Seafood Institute in Grimsby.

Alexia Chapman (Marine Resource Development and Protection 2007) is now working as a Marine Consultant for Entec, a multinational Engineering and Environmental Consultancy.

Laura Bush (Marine Resource Development and Protection, 2006). Following graduation Laura joined SEPA and has now secured a PhD at Bangor University.

Alice Walters (Marine Ressource Protection & Development, 2006), is Scottish Conservation Officer for the Whale and Dolphin Society.

Jade Berman (Marine Ressource Protection & Development, 2005) completed a PhD at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand and is now working as Living Seas Manager for the Ulster Wildlife Trust.

Katherine Bradshaw (Marine Resource Protection & Development, 1991) worked for Hyder Consulting as Technical Director Water & Environment and now works for RPS heading up their Scottish Marine Renewable Energy business.