Bill Riley is a senior freshwater fish scientist with thirty-five years’ experience with MAFF/Defra/Cefas. Leader of the Freshwater Fish Ecology research area at Cefas, managing R&D programmes on migratory salmonids and freshwater fish, and providing expert advice to Defra. Particular areas of interest include fish migration, fish ecology, behavioural ecology and factors affecting juvenile salmonid production.
Bill is an author of high quality peer reviewed publications and reports and a regular presenter, often as an invited speaker, at national and international conferences. Bill’s involvement in research on freshwater fish/ PhD Supervision is actively sought out by his peers/ academic institutions at both a national and international level. He is a Member of Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) Fisheries Research Steering Committee and a Member of The Wild Trout Trust Scientific Advisory Panel.
Bill is Chair of the Cefas Animal Welfare & Ethical Review Body (AWERB), Named Training and Competency Officer (NTCO), Named Information Officer (NIO), and Home Office Liaison Contact (HOLC).
Research publications: Google Scholar, Research Gate