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External Funders


Marine Scotland (Scottish Government)

Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC)

Department of Trade and Industry

Scottish Hydro and Electric Power Distribution Plc.

European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC)

Scottish Natutral Heritage (SNH)

Natural England.


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Research (see more)


My research is largely concerned with the development of methods for data collected over space and time. In  particular I am interested in methods that

permit the identification of spatially explicit change and methods which adequately capture nonlinearites on a variety of spatial scales, while accounting for the temporal elements of the data.


My work primarily finds application in the marine renewables sector and is concerned with environmental impact assessment. My recent work and associated Leonardo DiCaprio AI for Earth Funding, finds application on wildlife crime projects in the African continent.


I have extensive teaching experience in Statistics at the University of Auckland, University of St. Andrews and on workshops both UK-based and in Africa. I am also an adjunct Professor at the Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST) and my most recent teaching was during the pandemic lockdown where colleagues and I at NUST co-taught a field skills module in Namibia from different continents.
After serving as the Director of Teaching in Mathematics and Statistics, Deputy Director and Director of the Graduate School for Interdisciplinary Studies (GSIS) and Assistant Vice-Principal (Provost) at St Andrews, I am currently the Vice-Principal (Digital Education, Research and Environment). 


External funders


I regularly consult for external agencies and I am commissioned for my advice, analysis and peer review. Some of these agencies include:


  • APEM, HiDef

  • Scottish Natural Heritage

  • Marine Scotland

  • Natural England

  • Scottish Hydro Electric plc.

  • Aarhus University projects

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