I am an aquatic biologist and community ecologist, principally interested in how environmental contexts shape biological communities and influence ecosystem functioning. I am primarily an empirical ecologist, combining experiments with field surveys to test and inform theory, and to address applied research needs. My key expertise lies in the mechanisms and impacts of eutrophication, climate change and biological invasions in aquatic ecosystems and fringing ecotones.

I am currently a postdoc in Trinity College Dublin, investigating impacts of eutrophication on saltmarshes within the SAMFHIRES project funded by EPA Ireland. Find out more about my research.