Senior Research Fellow
Judith currently works for St Helena Government as the project manager for a Darwin funded research project mapping the inshore marine habitats and biodiversity of the island. As a marine ecologist (and also the diving officer) for the Shallow Marine Survey Group (SMSG) she has also worked on the marine surveys of Falklands, South Georgia and Ascension. Judith studied her BSc in Applied Marine Biology at Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh and gained her PhD through Aberdeen University while she was based on the Falklands. Following her strong research interest in fisheries ecology her thesis was on the life history of Patagonian toothfish (Disssotichus eleginoides). She also spent several years working on the commercial fisheries around South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, including being involved with the establishment of the Marine Protected Area and being part of the UK delegation at the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) annual meeting.