In 2000, Nick completed a Bachelor’s degree in biology at University of Wales, Aberystwyth, which included a year in industry working for the Environment Agency monitoring water quality and fisheries. Nick went on to complete a PhD and to conduct post-doctoral research in the fields of epidemiology and population ecology of a variety of important aquatic animal pathogens at the Institute of Aquaculture, University of Stirling. In 2006 he joined the Epidemiology and Risk team at the Cefas Weymouth Laboratory, which he led from 2012 to 2015. Nick’s primary research skills lie in the areas of study design, data analysis and population modelling. He has conducted and led research associated with a wide portfolio of government, EU and industry funded research projects relating to the epidemiology and risks associated with notifiable and production diseases of aquatic animals, the impacts of contaminants and invasive species on aquatic systems, and food safety risks associated with shellfish consumption. Currently Nick has an H-index of 13, has published over 30 peer-reviewed scientific journal articles and has supervised 8 successful PhD students through his network of university contacts.
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