Current PhD Students
...Zuzanna Gajda-Meissner (co-supervised with Prof Teresa Fernandes)
Project: Ecotoxicology of engineered nanoparticles towards safer nanotechnology
Funding: FP7 NanoSolutions
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Ed Bolger (co-supervised with Prof Karen Diele, Edinburgh-Napier University)
Project: Impact of noise associated with the construction of marine renewable energy
installations on the early life stages of marine invertebrates.
Funding: MASTS Prize studentship
Glenn Jacob Bodholdt Jessen
Project: Impact of climate change on ecotoxicological biomarker endpoint baselines
Funding: Heriot-Watt James Watt Scholarship
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Craig Stenton (co-supervised with Prof Karen Diele, Edinburgh- Napier University)
Project: Impact of multiple stressors (noise & chemicals)  on the early life stages of marine invertebrates.
Funding: MASTS Prize studentship
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Dina Ahmed (co-supervised with Dr Louise Horsfall, University of Edinburgh)
Project: Development of novel lignin-metal nanoparticle composites as anti-corrison and antifouling
solutions
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2020/21
Hannah Jacob, MSc
Project: Microplastic in Estuarine Sediments Worldwide: Abundances and Methodology
Kimberley Trussler, MSc
Project: The effects of increasing temperature on a variety of fish species using biomarkers: A systematic review
Ailish Cobban, BSc
Project: The Effects of Fluoxetine Exposure on Aquatic Species from Different Trophic Levels
Cara Smith, BSc
Project: A Comparison of Water Quality in the Firth of Forth between the 1970s and 2020
Ryan Barker, BSc
Project: An assessment of algal assemblages on the intertidal rocky shores of Granton in relation to historical instances of pollution
2019/20
Naif Hassan S Ashri, PhD
Project: Marine Ecotoxicology of Sediment-Associated Carbon Nanotubes
Funding: Saudi Government
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Jack Suggitt, BSc, MSc
Investigating the Baseline Effects of Climate Change on the genus Mytilus)
Thomas Deed, BSc
The Effect of Multiple Stressors on Mussels (Mytilus edulis) as measured by the Comet assay
Rohan Crichton, BSc
Comet assay assessment of DNA damage of haemolymph and gill cells in Mytilus edulis induced by multiple stressors
Lauren Routlegde, BSc
Possible contamination and distribution of microplastics in sediments at the North West Highlands Geopark, Scotland
Isaac Lonie, BSc
Project: Microplastics in the North West Highlands Geopark
Holly Johnannessen, BSc.
Project: Determining the abundance and distribution of sedimentary microplastics in the North West of Scotland
2018/19
Antonia Hennicke, MSc
Project: Impact of climate change on ecotoxicological biomarker endpoint baselines in mussels
Emmy Cooper-Young, MSc
Project: Impact of climate change on ecotoxicological biomarker endpoint baselines in European oysters
Lucy Dallas Grindall, MSc
Project: Effect of Small Oil and Gas Subsea Developments on Benthic Communities in the North Sea.
An Analysis of Physico-chemical and Biological Parameters
Aline Hess, MSc
Project:Comparison of shark abundance and distribution over time in different kelp densities using baited
remote underwater video (bruv) around dyer island, South Africa
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2017/18
Zoe Lawrence, BSc, MSc
Project: microplastics in commercial shell fish
Clara Blaehr-Johnson, MSc
Project: Impact of Climate Change on ecotoxicological biomarkers
Glenn Jessen, MSc
Project: Impact of Climate Change on ecotoxicological biomarkers
Rebecca Talbot, MSc
Project: Microplastics in the Guajaquil, Ecuador
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2016/17
Clara MacKenzie, PhD (co-supervised with Drs Jo Porter and Bill Sanderson)
Project: Vulnerability of Modiolus reefs to climate change: from mechanisms to management strategies
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Simon Little PhD (co-supevised with Prof Teresa Fernandes)
Project: FP7 NANOSOLUTIONS. Toxicity of nanomaterials, silver and titanium dioxide, in sediment and aqueous exposures
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Ria Devereux, MSc
Project: microplastics in pelagic megaplankton
  Pauline Dusseau, MSc
Project: Multiple stressors of coral reef health in Oman
Megan Northway, MSc
Project: Microplastic contamination in the Hebrides and Shetland Islands
Matthew Jackson, MSc
Project: Oxygen super-saturation and resilience to temperature stress in fish
Ruta Praneviciute, MSc
Project: Disease-related stress biomarkers in fish gills
Andrew Deery, BSc
Project: Microplastic contamination in Intertidal Sediments of the Southern Fife Coast.
Carla Holmes, BSc
Project: Microplastic Contamination in Intertidal Sediments of the Firth of Forth – South Shore.  
Zoe Lawrence, BSc
Project: Microplastic Contamination in In tertidal Sediments of the Firth of Forth – North Shore  
Christos Pappoulis, BSc
Project: Harmful Algal Blooms in the Aegean Sea
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2015/16
Julian Blumenröder, MSc
Project: Microplastics in sediments of the Firth of Forth                                                                                                   
Pauline Sechet
Project: Microplastics in sediments of the Firth of Forth  
Rachel Wood, BSc
Project: Microplastics in Firth of Forth shore sediments
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2014/15
Hassein Alnashiri, PhD 
(co-supervised with Prof Teresa Fernandes) 
Project: Marine ecotoxicology of copper nanoparticles 
Funding: Saudi Government 
Virginia Echavarri Bravo, PhD
Project: Marine Ecotoxicology of Silver nanoparticles                                                                                                                    Virginia is now a Post-Doctoral Research at the University of Edinburgh.
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Majed Al-Shaeri, PhD
Project: Marine ecotoxicology of carbon nanotubes                                                                                                                        
Majed is now lecturer at King Abdulaziz University in Jeddah
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Matthew Smedley, MSc
Project: Impacts of Thermal and Hypoxic Stress on the Horse Mussel (Modiolus modiolus)
Anneka Watson, MSc
Project: Toxicity of glass wool to Mytilus edulis; the influence of ocean acidification
Neil Mearns, MSc
Project: Microplastics in the marine environment – towards a Scottish baseline                                                                      
Shanna Paterson, MSc
Project: Microplastics in the marine environment – towards a Scottish baseline                                                                      
Philip Turner, MSc 
Project: Genotoxic potential of sediment along coastline (SE Gulf of Trieste) In collaboration with National Institute of Biology, Marine Biology Station, Piran, Slovenia
Margaret Miller, BSc
Project: Comparing Neutral Red Retention Microscope and Microplate Assay Techniques in Detecting Engineered Nanomaterial damage in the cells of Mytilus edulis
Shea Connor, BSc
Project: Marine environmental immunotoxicology of multi-walled carbon nanotubes.
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2013/14
María Eugenia García Neira, MSc
Project: Effects of oil pollution on flatfish: interspecies comparison of CYP1A activity and bile PAH-metabolite concentrations in dab and plaice collected from Scottish
waters. In collaboration with Marine Scotland.
Blažka Smiljanic, MSc 
Project: Potential impact of Climate Change on baseline ecotoxicological biomarkers. In collaboration with National Institute of Biology, Marine Biology Station, Piran, Slovenia
Blažka has secured a position as shellfish cultivation research associate at NFC Marine Centre (UNI), Shetland http://www.nafc.ac.uk
Kirsty Todd, BSc
Project: Marine ecotoxicology of oilfield chemicals                
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2012/13
Omar Mohammed Alharbi, PhD 
Project: Environmental impact of Oil production discharge   Funding: Saudi Government 
Omar is now the Saudi government representative at the UN on environmental sustainable development
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2011/12
Claire Bankier, MSc 
Project: Marine ecotoxicology of multi-walled carbon nanotubes.
Claire went to do a PhD at UCL.                                                  
Calum Stronach, BSc 
Project: Marine ecotoxicology of oilfield chemicals                
Calum went on to become diving officer at the British Antarctic Survey.
Océane Guillemet, Intern
Project: Ecotoxicological impact of silver nanoparticles on marine microbial communities                                                
Océane went to work as a Technical Consultant with International Centre for Coastal Ecohydrology (ICCE), Faro, Portugal
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2010/11
Majed Al-Shaeri, MSc 
Project: Ecotoxicological synergisms of single-wall carbon nanotubes                                                                                    
Bryony Carr, MRes
Project: Correlating Microtox® data with metazoan biomarkers of toxicity 
Fiona Mc Cluskey, MRes
Project: Comparative study of dispersants in single-walled carbon nanotube toxicology
Rebecca Grieve, BSc 
Project: Marine ecotoxicology of oilfield chemicals (Best Applied Marine Biology Dissertation 2010/11) 
Adrien Largeau, Intern
Project: Marine ecotoxicology of drilling mud                        
Rupika Singh, Intern
Project: Impact of environmental factors on baseline Comet assay data.
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2009/10
Iain Hannah, MSc 
Project: Ecotoxicological impact of silver nanoparticles on marine microbial communities  
Dina Ahmed, MRes 
Project: Ecotoxicology of oil industry-related nanomaterials
Reinier ‘Dutch’ Zoutenbier, BSc, MSc
Project: Impact of environmental factors on baseline Comet assay data 
Dutch went on to do our MSc Programme Marine Resource Development and Protection (MRDP) and is now an environmental consultant with RoyalHaskoningDVH
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Mireia Fontcuberta, MRes 
Project: Toxicity of produced water
Bastien Queste, MSc PhD
Project: Ecotoxicology of engineered nanomaterials
Bastien went on to do a PhD at the University of East Anglia, where he is now a Senior Research Associate      
Fanchon Wright, MSc 
Project: Ecotoxicology of engineered nanomaterials
Fanchon went on to work for Frontier as an Assistant Research Officer on their Madagascar Marine Research Project (http://www.frontier.ac.uk/)
Michael Woods, MSc 
Project: Ecotoxicology of engineered nanomaterials
Gavin Turner, BSc, PhD
Project: Genotoxic effects of exposure to engineered nanomaterials. 
Gavin has since completed a PhD with the Scottish Association of Marine Science in Oban.
Samamtha Colvin, BSc
Project: Genotoxic effects of exposure to engineered nanomaterials
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2007/08
Emilie Sinet MSc
Project: Preservation methods of field collected bivalve DNA for the purpose of delayed DNA strand break assessment using the Comet assay.
Emilie worked as an environmental business consultant for Oil & Gas UK and now works for Nexen Inc.
Cordelia Denby, MSc
Project: An investigation of the recovery of the marine environment from a spill of driling mud.
Cordelia now works for Kite Innovation supporting their growing portfolio of FP7 projects.
Kate Rooney, BSc 
Projects: DNA strand breaks in marine invertebrates as a biomarker of exposure to sediment-associated contaminants
Kate is now an Assistant Manager and Outreach Coordinator for Ocean Spirits Inc on Grenada
Stuart Cuthertson, BSc 
Projects: Macrofaunal communities in contaminated and clean sediments of the Forth Estuary
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