University of Rhode Island
(formerly Bangor University)
Welsh Crucible 2017
Coleen obtained her BSc and MSc degrees in Marine Biology and Oceanography at Bangor University and went onto working in industry in Africa producing shrimp. This was followed by working in sustainable finfish aquaculture in the Scottish Association for Marine Sciences as a Research Technician. Coleen then obtained her PhD from the University of Cambridge and the British Antarctic Survey predicting how marine organisms will respond to future climate change. She further contributed to this research as a Postdoctoral Researcher in Bangor University and is now a Lecturer in Marine Biology in Bangor.
Coleen’s research determines long term acclimation and multiple generation responses of animals to future climate change and determining sustainable aquaculture practices. Coleen is extremely interested in helping Wales (and the UK) prepare for climate change to maintain economic and environmental sustainability.
2019 Update: Coleen is now and Assistant Professor in Sustainable Aquaculture in the College of the Environment and Life Sciences, at The University of Rhode Island.