Graduate In Focus Series

In the MSc Graduate In Focus series we speak to several graduates from MSc programmes within the Center for Ecology and Conservation at the University of Exeter’s Penryn Campus in Cornwall.

They share their experiences of studying in Cornwall, how their course has helped them in their careers and what they are doing now.

So if you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to study with us, look no further!

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Graduate In Focus: MSc Marine Environmental Management

International graduates

Kara Rising (2021) – Research Technician in Coral Biology at the University of Derby


UK graduates

Sian Woollard (2021) – Protected Sites Advisor for Natural England

Camille Burton (2021) Marine Advisor for Natural England

Janey Sellars (2021) Project Coordinator for ExeterMarine Research Network


Graduate In Focus: Marine Vertebrate Ecology & Conservation

International graduates

Tess DeSerisy (2021) Conservation Field Supervisor at Sea Turtle Inc.

Lucia Yllan (2021) PhD students at Newcastle University studying the role of acoustic cues in anemonefish hierarchies.


UK graduates

Fletcher Noble (2021) Marine Science Officer at Eastern IFCA

Steph Trapp (2021) – PhD at The University of Exeter

Rachael Thomson (2021) – Marine Wildlife Analyst for APEM


Previous Exeter graduates with a marine science focus

International graduates

Kieran McCloskey (USA, 2017)  PhD Student, University of Exeter

Megan Chevis (Panama, 2015) – National Coordinator for MarAlliance Panama

Kelly Atkins (USA, 2014) – PhD Student at the University of Exeter

Elizabeth Campbell (Peru, 2014) – PhD Student with Prodelphinus (Peru) and the University of Exeter

Matt Nicholson (USA, 2014) – PhD Student, Arkansas State University

Lili Poggio Colman (Brazil, 2013) – Post Doctoral Researcher, Projeto Tamar (Brazil) and the University of Exeter

Joana Hancock (Portugal, 2011)  Sea Turtle Biologist, Olive Ridley Project, Kenya

Ana Veiga (Cape Verde, 2009) – Vice President and Founder of NGO Lantuna.Thomas Clay (UK, 2012)  Post Doctoral Researcher at the University of Liverpool

Jennifer Cruce-Horeg (USA, 2009)  Conservation Resources Programme Manager, U.S. Departmentof Navy, Guam


UK graduates

Chris Kerry (UK, 2018) – PhD Student, University of Exeter

Haley Dolton (UK, 2018) – PhD Student, Trinity College Dublin

Owen Exeter (UK, 2017)  Graduate Research Assistant, University of Exeter

Nathalie Swain Diaz (UK, 2016) – Senior Natural History TV Researcher

Matt Carter (UK, 2014) – Post Doctoral Research Fellow with SMRU at St. Andrews University

Victoria Jeffers (UK, 2014)  Head of Implementation – Global Conservation Programmes, Blue Ventures

Sarah Nelms (UK, 2014)  Post Doctoral Research Associate, University of Exeter

Phil Doherty (UK, 2011)  Post Doctoral Research Associate, University of Exeter

Kylie Scales (UK, 2010) – Senior Lecturer, University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia

Victoria Warwick Evans (UK, 2010) – Marine Spatial Analyst, British Antarctic Survey

Catherine Hart (UK,2009) – Scientific Director at Red Tortuguera (Sea Turtle Network), Mexico

Tammy Davies (UK, 2008) – Marine Science Officer, BirdLife International

Kristian Metcalfe (UK, 2008) – Lecturer, University of Exeter