Environment and Sustainability Institute ESI 02.15
Environment and Sustainability Institute, University of Exeter, Penryn Campus, Penryn, Cornwall, TR10 9FE, UK
Office hours: Monday - Friday: 09:00 - 17:00
Monday - Friday: 09:00 - 17:00
I am a full time Laboratory Technician in the Environment and Sustainability Institute. My technician role here at the ESI involves coordinating the daily running of the labs, ensuring they are maintained as a safe-working environment for the generation of innovative and robust scientific research.
Originally from Shrewsbury in Shropshire, I studied BSc Conservation Biology at UWE Bristol. My broad interests include ecology, conservation, evolution and environmental change, with a particular interest in anthropological effects on the marine environment.
My introduction to the University of Exeter was at one of the yearly Bio-Blitzes held at Penryn Campus. Following this, I managed to secure a 6-month Research Assistant position at the campus's Centre for Ecology and Conservation. It was here that I realised my vocation for laboratory work; this role allowed me to get in the lab, learn new skills and find that lab work suits my ability to concentrate on precise tasks requiring manual dexterity and attention to detail. I worked a variety of temporary administrative roles at both Cornwall campuses of the University after my initial Research Assistant position and then jumped at the chance to apply when I spotted that the role of ESI Laboratory Technician had become available.
2012: BSc (Hons) Conservation Biology - University of the West of England, Bristol