Kathryn is a SPITFIRE PhD student based at the Marine Biological Association of the UK. Her PhD focuses on the physiology of intertidal invasive species under future climate change and modelling their future distribution around the UK. Her PhD supervisors are Nova Mieszkowska and Marc Rius.
Previously, Kathryn worked at the MBA on the national citizen science project ‘Capturing our Coast’ which aims at training volunteers to measure the abundance and distribution of rocky shore species around the UK. She graduated from her masters from the University of Southampton in 2015 where she investigated climate change on the reproductive cycle and effort of the Antarctic brittle star Ophionotus victoriae over a 15 year period.