I am a deep-sea ecologist in the Ocean Biogeochemistry and Ecosystems group (OBE) at the National Oceanography Centre (NOC). I aim to understand variation in benthic assemblages over a variety of spatial and temporal scales and determine the effects of anthropogenic impacts. I work to enhance ocean observation through European observatories (EMSO) and by accessing offshore industry data (SERPENT). This has taken me on research cruises to the Porcupine Abyssal Plain in the Atlantic and Clarion Clipperton Fracture Zone in the Pacific. I have also worked on industry offshore vessels and oil rigs in the North Sea, Norwegian Basin, Faroe-Shetland Channel, North Atlantic west of Ireland, the Mediterranean off Egypt and Libya, and the western Indian Ocean off Tanzania.