I am an ecotoxicologist interested in the causes and consequences of environmental contaminant exposure in marine predators. My research has mainly focused on understanding the influence of individual traits and feeding ecology on the accumulation of metallic and organic contaminants in seabirds from polar and sub-polar environments. I am also interested in quantifying the deleterious effects that contaminants may cause on physiology and fitness, in particular in a multi-stressors context.
I am currently a Marie-Curie fellow working on the combined effects of contaminant exposure and parasitic infestations on energetics in the European shag. This project is a multidisciplinary collaboration between SEGUL and CEH Edinburgh and Lancaster, bringing together concepts and techniques spanning ecotoxicology, seabird parasitology and behaviour, bioenergetics, and biologging science.