As an excellent communicator with effective storytelling skills, I deliver consistent professional standards with an extremely hardworking ethic. With a unique academic background and quality work experience, I have demonstrated advanced technical understanding, strong creativity and an outstanding analytical/strategic mind. In publishing a book, delivering consultancy and commissioning photography,
I never shy away from a challenge and I always aim to improve upon my professional talents.
Marine Licensing Casework Officer
2019 - Current
Process marine licences, following legal procedure, in accordance with legislation, including the Marine Scotland Act, National Marine Plan, Water Framework Directive and more. Liaise with statutory consultees to make sound judgement as and regulate applications to protect the environment, human health and legitimate activities within Scottish seas.
2016 - 2019
Marine Conservation Society
In publishing press releases, being primary media support, analysing media coverage; to managing photography consent procedures and ensuring GDPR compliance; to being the lead technical translator and applying my analytical talents to deliver excellent user-stories and advanced technical support; I went above and beyond to bring this role to another level, revolutionising many procedures and being a vital/influential team member
Scottish Environment Protection Agency
Provided high customer care via telephone and in-person, managed the meeting room schedule, finalised and reviewed lettering. sample reception duties included receiving, packaging and dispatching all chemical, micro-biological and ecological sampling. I also logged data on the National Environmental Monitoring Software.
2010 - 2014
Scottish Highers: Biology (B), Chemistry (A), Geography (B), Maths (B)
Standard Grades: Art & Design (2), English (2), P.E (1)
MA Wildlife Documentary Production
2015 - 2016
University of Salford
From learning the fundamentals in pre and post-production, we learnt an array of skills in a fast-paced curriculum, from risk-assessing, editing and storytelling, my communications skills excelled and I was able to solely deliver and produce a documentary to deadline, bringing a concept into reality.
BSc Marine & Freshwater Biology
2010 - 2014
University of Glasgow
Dissertation: Sediment preference of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar). Final year modules included: Physiology & Ecology of Marine Animals; Tropical Marine Biology (field research snorkelling in the Red Sea, Dahab, Egypt; Freshwater Ecology and Applying Ecology
Following from a successful public/live-streamed talk on wildlife documentary storytelling, I was commissioned to co-author 'Reaching an Audience', a quality guide to the technical and personal preparation required for a live-streamed/webinar talk. I conducted the writing style, the design and through social media marketing we have sold over 12,000 copies worldwide.