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Our team is made up of a diverse range of people from early career scientists to those with decades of experience and accolades, students, apprentices and visiting researchers. Our operations staff also play a crucial part in supporting our science and facilities. If you would like to be part of PML please visit our vacancies page or follow us on Twitter to be kept up-to-date with new opportunities.

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…Benthic marine invertebrates, particularly the hugely diverse and beautiful polychaete worms have always fascinated me, and I feel privileged to be working towards developing holistic approaches to help protect and manage the marine environment whilst inspiring others along the way.”
 

Louise McNeill
Benthic Ecologist and Faunal Taxonomist

People directory

Nick Buckland OBE

Board Member

Mark Butcher

Board Member

Nigel Godefroy FCA

Board Member

Paul James

Board Member

Dr Bev MacKenzie

Board Member

Janice Timberlake

Chair of the Board

Professor Icarus Allen

Chief Executive of the Plymouth Marine Laboratory and PML Applications Ltd

Beverly Tremain

Director of Operations & Company Secretary

Professor Steve Widdicombe

Director of Science and Deputy Chief Executive

Professor Nicola Beaumont

Head of Science - Sea and Society
nijb11/30/2022 11:22:08 PM@pml.ac.uk

Jerry Blackford

Head of Science: Marine Systems Modelling Group
jcb11/30/2022 11:22:08 PM@pml.ac.uk

Ben Calton

Head of Geospatial Applications
bac11/30/2022 11:22:08 PM@pml.ac.uk

Professor Steve Groom

Head of Science - Earth Observation
sbg11/30/2022 11:22:08 PM@pml.ac.uk

Professor Pennie Lindeque

Head of Science: Marine Ecology and Biodiversity
pkw11/30/2022 11:22:08 PM@pml.ac.uk

Dr Tim Smyth

Head of Science - Marine Biogeochemistry and Observations
tjsm11/30/2022 11:22:08 PM@pml.ac.uk

Dr Ruth Airs

Marine Biogeochemist and Head of Postgraduate Studies
ruai11/30/2022 11:22:08 PM@pml.ac.uk

Dr Yuri Artioli

Marine Ecosystem Modeller
yuti11/30/2022 11:22:08 PM@pml.ac.uk

Dr Angus Atkinson

Marine Ecologist
aat11/30/2022 11:22:08 PM@pml.ac.uk

Dr Elizabeth C. Atwood

Earth Observation Data Analyst
liat11/30/2022 11:22:08 PM@pml.ac.uk

Dr Muchamad Al Azhar

Ocean Modeller
maz11/30/2022 11:22:08 PM@pml.ac.uk

Amanda Beesley

Zooplankton analyst
abee11/30/2022 11:22:08 PM@pml.ac.uk

Professor Tom Bell

Ocean-atmosphere biogeochemist
tbe11/30/2022 11:22:08 PM@pml.ac.uk

Dr Lauren Biermann

Earth Observation Scientist
lbi11/30/2022 11:22:08 PM@pml.ac.uk

Dr Zara Botterell

Marine biologist
zab11/30/2022 11:22:08 PM@pml.ac.uk

Dr Sarah Breimann

Analytical chemist
sabr11/30/2022 11:22:08 PM@pml.ac.uk

Dr Stefanie Broszeit

Marine ecosystem services researcher
stbr11/30/2022 11:22:08 PM@pml.ac.uk

Ian Brown

Marine Chemist
iaian211/30/2022 11:22:08 PM@pml.ac.uk

Dr Ruth Calder-Potts

Project Manager
ruca11/30/2022 11:22:08 PM@pml.ac.uk

Dr Andrei Chuprin

Programmer
ach11/30/2022 11:22:08 PM@pml.ac.uk

Dr James Clark

Marine Ecosystem Modeller
jcl11/30/2022 11:22:08 PM@pml.ac.uk

Dr Dan Clewley

Earth Observation Research Software Engineer
dac11/30/2022 11:22:08 PM@pml.ac.uk

Dr Matthew Cole

Senior Marine Ecologist and Ecotoxicologist
mcol11/30/2022 11:22:08 PM@pml.ac.uk

Dr Rachel Coppock

Marine Ecologist
rac11/30/2022 11:22:08 PM@pml.ac.uk

Dr Lee de Mora

Marine Ecosystem Modeller
ledm11/30/2022 11:22:08 PM@pml.ac.uk

Dr Marius Dewar

Modeller
made11/30/2022 11:22:08 PM@pml.ac.uk

Andrew Edwards-Jones

Social Scientist
aej11/30/2022 11:22:08 PM@pml.ac.uk

Elaine Fileman

Plankton Ecologist
ese11/30/2022 11:22:08 PM@pml.ac.uk

Dr Helen Findlay

Biological Oceanographer
hefi11/30/2022 11:22:08 PM@pml.ac.uk

Dr James Fishwick

Head of Smart Sound Plymouth and Head of Operations and Technology, Western Channel Observatory
jrfi11/30/2022 11:22:08 PM@pml.ac.uk

Professor Kevin Flynn

Marine Plankton Ecologist
kjf11/30/2022 11:22:08 PM@pml.ac.uk

Dr Elizabeth Gabe-Thomas

Environmental Psychologist
egt11/30/2022 11:22:08 PM@pml.ac.uk

Dr Giovanni Galli

Modeller
gig11/30/2022 11:22:08 PM@pml.ac.uk

Carolyn Harris

Analytical Chemist
caha11/30/2022 11:22:08 PM@pml.ac.uk

Jessica Heard

Project Manager
jessh11/30/2022 11:22:08 PM@pml.ac.uk

Dr Frances E. Hopkins

Marine biogeochemist
fhop11/30/2022 11:22:08 PM@pml.ac.uk

Dr Ben Howey

Earth Observation Data Analyst
beh11/30/2022 11:22:08 PM@pml.ac.uk

Dr Thomas Jackson

Remote Sensing and Ocean Optics Scientist
thja11/30/2022 11:22:08 PM@pml.ac.uk

Dr Molly James

Marine Ecosystems Modeller
moja11/30/2022 11:22:08 PM@pml.ac.uk

William Jay

Airborne Earth Observation Data Analyst
wja11/30/2022 11:22:08 PM@pml.ac.uk

Dr Bror Jonsson

Senior scientist
brj11/30/2022 11:22:08 PM@pml.ac.uk

Dr Thomas Jordan

Earth Observation Scientist
tjor11/30/2022 11:22:08 PM@pml.ac.uk

Dr Susan Kay

Numerical Modeller
suka11/30/2022 11:22:08 PM@pml.ac.uk

Dr Vassilis Kitidis

Marine biogeochemist
vak11/30/2022 11:22:08 PM@pml.ac.uk

Christina Kong

Postgraduate Fellowship
chko11/30/2022 11:22:08 PM@pml.ac.uk

Dr Gemma Kulk

Phytoplankton physiologist
gku11/30/2022 11:22:08 PM@pml.ac.uk

Dr Andrey Kurekin

Coastal Ocean Colour scientist
anku11/30/2022 11:22:08 PM@pml.ac.uk

Dr Peter Land

Remote Sensing Scientist
peland11/30/2022 11:22:08 PM@pml.ac.uk

Dr Angus Laurenson

Scientific Python Guru
anla11/30/2022 11:22:08 PM@pml.ac.uk

Dr Gennadi Lessin

Marine System Modeller
gle11/30/2022 11:22:08 PM@pml.ac.uk

Dr Junfang Lin

Earth Observation Scientist
junl11/30/2022 11:22:08 PM@pml.ac.uk

Dr Xiaohan Liu

Earth Observation Scientist
liux11/30/2022 11:22:08 PM@pml.ac.uk

Jennifer Lockett

Senior Impact Manager
jelo11/30/2022 11:22:08 PM@pml.ac.uk

Dr Thomas Mansfield

Data Systems Architect
tma11/30/2022 11:22:08 PM@pml.ac.uk

Dr Océane Marcone

Social Science Researcher
ocm11/30/2022 11:22:08 PM@pml.ac.uk

Dr Nicola Martin

Senior Earth Observation Research Software Engineer
nima11/30/2022 11:22:08 PM@pml.ac.uk

Dr Victor Martinez-Vicente

Bio-optical oceanographer
vmv11/30/2022 11:22:08 PM@pml.ac.uk

Aser Mata

Earth Observation Scientist
asm11/30/2022 11:22:08 PM@pml.ac.uk

Andrea McEvoy

Benthic Ecologist
ajmc11/30/2022 11:22:08 PM@pml.ac.uk

Louise McNeill

Benthic Ecologist and Faunal Taxonomist
clmc11/30/2022 11:22:08 PM@pml.ac.uk

Thomas Mesher

Macrofaunal Ecologist
thm11/30/2022 11:22:08 PM@pml.ac.uk

Dr Peter Miller

Marine Earth Observation Scientist
pim11/30/2022 11:22:08 PM@pml.ac.uk

Dr David Moffat

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Data Scientist
dmof11/30/2022 11:22:08 PM@pml.ac.uk

Joana Nunes

Benthic Ecologist
jonu11/30/2022 11:22:08 PM@pml.ac.uk

Benjamin O'Driscoll

Data Visualisation and GIS Developer
bod11/30/2022 11:22:08 PM@pml.ac.uk

Silvia Pardo

Earth Observation Scientist
spa11/30/2022 11:22:08 PM@pml.ac.uk

Dr Helen Parry

Molecular Biologist and Physiologist
hech11/30/2022 11:22:08 PM@pml.ac.uk

Dr Dale Partridge

Modeller
dapa11/30/2022 11:22:08 PM@pml.ac.uk

Christine Pascoe

Ecotoxicologist
ckh11/30/2022 11:22:08 PM@pml.ac.uk

Jani Pewter

Instrument and Data Technician

Dr Helen Powley

Modeller
hpo11/30/2022 11:22:08 PM@pml.ac.uk

Dr Graham Quartly

Physical oceanographer (Remote sensing)
gqu11/30/2022 11:22:08 PM@pml.ac.uk

Dr Ana M Queirós

Marine and Climate Change Ecologist
anqu11/30/2022 11:22:08 PM@pml.ac.uk

Dr Andy Rees

Marine biogeochemist
apre11/30/2022 11:22:08 PM@pml.ac.uk

Dr Olivia Rendón

Environmental Economist
ore11/30/2022 11:22:08 PM@pml.ac.uk

Dr Mahasweta Saha

Marine Chemical Ecologist
msa11/30/2022 11:22:08 PM@pml.ac.uk

Dr Sevrine Sailley

Ecosystem modeller
sesa11/30/2022 11:22:08 PM@pml.ac.uk

Dr Shubha Sathyendranath

Merit Remote Sensing Scientist
ssat11/30/2022 11:22:08 PM@pml.ac.uk

Dr Nick Selmes

Earth Observation Scientist
nse11/30/2022 11:22:08 PM@pml.ac.uk

Professor Stefan Simis

Earth Observation Scientist (inland/coastal waters)
stsi11/30/2022 11:22:08 PM@pml.ac.uk

Dr Jozef Skakala

Ecosystem modeller
jos11/30/2022 11:22:08 PM@pml.ac.uk

Darren Snee

Data and Web Services Engineer
dsn11/30/2022 11:22:08 PM@pml.ac.uk

Dr Paul J. Somerfield

Ecologist
pjso11/30/2022 11:22:08 PM@pml.ac.uk

Emma Sullivan

Earth Observation Scientist
emsu11/30/2022 11:22:08 PM@pml.ac.uk

Dr Karen Tait

Microbial Ecologist
ktait11/30/2022 11:22:08 PM@pml.ac.uk

Dr Liz Talbot

Marine Ecologist
sat11/30/2022 11:22:08 PM@pml.ac.uk

Dr Glen Tarran

Marine microbial ecologist
gat11/30/2022 11:22:08 PM@pml.ac.uk

Dr Varunan Theenathayalan

Earth Observation Scientist
vath11/30/2022 11:22:08 PM@pml.ac.uk

Dr Gavin H Tilstone

Bio-optical oceanographer
ghti11/30/2022 11:22:08 PM@pml.ac.uk

Dr Ricardo Torres

Systems Modeller Data Assimilation
rito11/30/2022 11:22:08 PM@pml.ac.uk

Dr Carol Turley

Head of International Affairs
ct11/30/2022 11:22:08 PM@pml.ac.uk

Peter Walker

Remote Sensing scientist
petwa11/30/2022 11:22:08 PM@pml.ac.uk

Dr Mark Warren

Remote sensing scientist
mark111/30/2022 11:22:08 PM@pml.ac.uk

Joanna Warwick

Post-doctoral researcher
jwd11/30/2022 11:22:08 PM@pml.ac.uk

Michael Wathen

Research Software Engineer
miwa11/30/2022 11:22:08 PM@pml.ac.uk

Dr Stephen Watson

Ecosystems Services Scientist
stw11/30/2022 11:22:08 PM@pml.ac.uk

Emily Widdecombe

Project Manager
ewi11/30/2022 11:22:08 PM@pml.ac.uk

Claire Widdicombe

Plankton Ecologist
clst11/30/2022 11:22:08 PM@pml.ac.uk

Dr Robert Wilson

Ecosystem Modeller
rwi11/30/2022 11:22:08 PM@pml.ac.uk

E. Malcolm S. Woodward

Chemical oceanographer
emsw11/30/2022 11:22:08 PM@pml.ac.uk

Dr Ming-Xi Yang

Chemical Oceanographer
miya11/30/2022 11:22:08 PM@pml.ac.uk

Shauna Corr

PhD student
shco11/30/2022 11:22:08 PM@pml.ac.uk

Emilie Courtecuisse

PhD student
emc11/30/2022 11:22:08 PM@pml.ac.uk

Jasmin Dorinda

PhD student
jaur11/30/2022 11:22:08 PM@pml.ac.uk

Heather Emberson-Marl

MSc student
heem11/30/2022 11:22:08 PM@pml.ac.uk

Daniel Ford

PhD Student
dfo11/30/2022 11:22:08 PM@pml.ac.uk

Hannah Green

PhD Student

Anneliese Hodge

MRes student
aho11/30/2022 11:22:08 PM@pml.ac.uk

George Manville

PhD student

Hayley McIlwraith

PhD student

Francesco Pallottino

PhD Student
fpa11/30/2022 11:22:08 PM@pml.ac.uk

Paula Pereira

Research intern
ppe11/30/2022 11:22:08 PM@pml.ac.uk

Natalie Smith

PhD student
nasm11/30/2022 11:22:08 PM@pml.ac.uk

Oliver Thomas

PhD student
olth11/30/2022 11:22:08 PM@pml.ac.uk

Chris Walkinshaw

PhD Student
chw11/30/2022 11:22:08 PM@pml.ac.uk

Sian Coughlin

Head of Financial Services

Jacqueline Cullum

Accounts Officer

Justine Dolling

Financial Controller

Samantha Farrell

Contracts Administrator

Duncan McFarlane

Legal Contracts Officer

Mihaela Panaete

Accounts Officer

Dean Richards

Finance Manager

Marta Weremczuk

Accounts Officer

James Lord

Fundraising Development Officer
jal11/30/2022 11:22:08 PM@pml.ac.uk

Graham Beddoe

Quality Manager

Lee Merchant

Buildings and Facilities Manager

Dr Rachael Rees

Science Facilities Manager

Valerie Barlow

Human Resources Officer

Julia Davy

Head of Human Resources

Elizabeth Hamilton

Human Resources Manager

Maddie Riley

Human Resources Administrator

Joe Bishop

Windows server systems & infrastructure specialist

Liam Gilbard

System and Applications Developer

Gary Holder

Head of ITG

John Jury

IT Customer Support Specialist

Thecla Keizer

Deputy Head International Office & International Marketing and Business Development Executive
tke11/30/2022 11:22:08 PM@pml.ac.uk

Dr Carol Turley

Head of International Affairs
ct11/30/2022 11:22:08 PM@pml.ac.uk

Dawn Ashby

Senior Communications Officer
daas11/30/2022 11:22:08 PM@pml.ac.uk

Kelly-Marie Davidson

Senior Communications Officer
kdav11/30/2022 11:22:08 PM@pml.ac.uk

Daniel Jones

Head of Marketing & Communications
dajo11/30/2022 11:22:08 PM@pml.ac.uk

Thecla Keizer

Deputy Head International Office & International Marketing and Business Development Executive
tke11/30/2022 11:22:08 PM@pml.ac.uk

Jon White

Webmaster
jowa11/30/2022 11:22:08 PM@pml.ac.uk

Ari Winfield

Digital Communications & Social Media Specialist
awi11/30/2022 11:22:08 PM@pml.ac.uk

Ben Calton

Head of Geospatial Applications
bac11/30/2022 11:22:08 PM@pml.ac.uk

Samuel Fawcett

Applied Research Assistant
saf11/30/2022 11:22:08 PM@pml.ac.uk

Tim Fileman

Business Development Manager
twf11/30/2022 11:22:08 PM@pml.ac.uk

Kim Hockley

Project Manager
khock11/30/2022 11:22:08 PM@pml.ac.uk

Maria Igoshina

Project Management and Administrative Support
mai11/30/2022 11:22:08 PM@pml.ac.uk

Dr Dimitrios Kaloudis

Research Scientist
dka11/30/2022 11:22:08 PM@pml.ac.uk

Dr Tom Vance

Research and Development Manager
thva11/30/2022 11:22:08 PM@pml.ac.uk

Anna Yunnie

Senior Applied Scientist (Marine Biologist & Ecologist)
anyu11/30/2022 11:22:08 PM@pml.ac.uk

Professor Jim Aiken

PML Fellow
ja11/30/2022 11:22:08 PM@pml.ac.uk

Professor Manuel Barange

PML Fellow
maba11/30/2022 11:22:08 PM@pml.ac.uk

Dr Peter Claridge

PML Fellow
pnc11/30/2022 11:22:08 PM@pml.ac.uk

Professor Bob Clarke

PML Fellow, PRIMER-E
krc11/30/2022 11:22:08 PM@pml.ac.uk

Sarah Dashfield

PML Fellow
sldas11/30/2022 11:22:08 PM@pml.ac.uk

Professor Stephen de Mora

PML Fellow
sjdm11/30/2022 11:22:08 PM@pml.ac.uk

Dr Joanna L Dixon

PML Fellow
jod11/30/2022 11:22:08 PM@pml.ac.uk

Dr Roger Harris

PML Fellow
rph11/30/2022 11:22:08 PM@pml.ac.uk

Dr Anthony Hawkins

PML Fellow
ajsh11/30/2022 11:22:08 PM@pml.ac.uk

Professor Tom Hutchinson

PML Fellow
thom111/30/2022 11:22:08 PM@pml.ac.uk

Professor Carole Llewellyn

PML Fellow
call11/30/2022 11:22:08 PM@pml.ac.uk

Dr David Lowe

PML Fellow
dml11/30/2022 11:22:08 PM@pml.ac.uk

Professor Fauzi Mantoura

Honorary PML Fellow
rfcm11/30/2022 11:22:08 PM@pml.ac.uk

Professor Michael Moore

PML Fellow
mnm11/30/2022 11:22:08 PM@pml.ac.uk

Sarah Nelms

Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow
san11/30/2022 11:22:08 PM@pml.ac.uk

Professor Philip Nightingale

PML Fellow
pdn11/30/2022 11:22:08 PM@pml.ac.uk

Professor Jan Pentreath

PML Fellow
jpen11/30/2022 11:22:08 PM@pml.ac.uk

Professor Robin Pingree

PML Fellow
rdp11/30/2022 11:22:08 PM@pml.ac.uk

Dr Luca Polimene

PML Fellow
luca11/30/2022 11:22:08 PM@pml.ac.uk

Dr Marie-Fanny Racault

PML Honorary Fellow, based at University of East Anglia

Assistant Professor Dionysios Raitsos

PML Fellow
dra11/30/2022 11:22:08 PM@pml.ac.uk

Professor James Readman

PML Fellow
jwre11/30/2022 11:22:08 PM@pml.ac.uk

Dr Rebecca Shellock

Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow
res11/30/2022 11:22:08 PM@pml.ac.uk

David Smith

PML Fellow
djds11/30/2022 11:22:08 PM@pml.ac.uk

Dr Emily Stebbings

Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow
emst11/30/2022 11:22:08 PM@pml.ac.uk

Professor Arnold Taylor

PML Fellow
aht11/30/2022 11:22:08 PM@pml.ac.uk

Dr Reg Uncles

PML Fellow
rju11/30/2022 11:22:08 PM@pml.ac.uk

Dr Richard Warwick

PML Fellow
rmw11/30/2022 11:22:08 PM@pml.ac.uk

Professor John Widdows

PML Fellow
jwid11/30/2022 11:22:08 PM@pml.ac.uk

Fiona Beckman

POGO Communications Officer
fbe11/30/2022 11:22:08 PM@pml.ac.uk

Karolina Iwaniak

POGO Accounts Officer
kiw11/30/2022 11:22:08 PM@pml.ac.uk

Laura Ruffoni

POGO Administrative Assistant
laru11/30/2022 11:22:08 PM@pml.ac.uk

Dr Sophie Seeyave

POGO Chief Executive Officer
ssve11/30/2022 11:22:08 PM@pml.ac.uk

Graham Beddoe

Quality Manager

Louise Baker

Receptionist
loba11/30/2022 11:22:08 PM@pml.ac.uk

Stephanie Raw

Receptionist
sra11/30/2022 11:22:08 PM@pml.ac.uk

Christina Devereux

Science Support Administrator
chpb11/30/2022 11:22:08 PM@pml.ac.uk

Suzanne Hawkins

Science Support Administrator
suh11/30/2022 11:22:08 PM@pml.ac.uk

Geri Laing

Science Support Office Administrator
gebr11/30/2022 11:22:08 PM@pml.ac.uk

Cathy Woods

Science Support Officer
cwo11/30/2022 11:22:08 PM@pml.ac.uk

Josie Ashford

Cleaner
joas11/30/2022 11:22:08 PM@pml.ac.uk

Michael Ashford

Laboratory Cleaner
mias11/30/2022 11:22:08 PM@pml.ac.uk

Louise Baker

Receptionist
loba11/30/2022 11:22:08 PM@pml.ac.uk

Tristan Jaycock

Marine engineer
trj11/30/2022 11:22:08 PM@pml.ac.uk

Lee Merchant

Buildings and Facilities Manager

Andrew Pawley

Engineer
scme11/30/2022 11:22:08 PM@pml.ac.uk

Andrew Perkin

Manager/Skipper
ajpe11/30/2022 11:22:08 PM@pml.ac.uk

Georgina Ramm

Maritime Apprentice
gra11/30/2022 11:22:08 PM@pml.ac.uk

Stephanie Raw

Receptionist
sra11/30/2022 11:22:08 PM@pml.ac.uk

Anthony Staff

Deputy Services Manager
ajst11/30/2022 11:22:08 PM@pml.ac.uk

Gary Stevens

Skipper/Mate
gstev11/30/2022 11:22:08 PM@pml.ac.uk

Mark Wilson

Technical Services Assistant
mawi11/30/2022 11:22:08 PM@pml.ac.uk