I have a scientific background in climate relevant biogases, but for the past decade have been specialising in communicating marine science to different audiences and in leading SAMS’ public engagement portfolio.
As Head of Communications I oversee our external relations including public and media relations and public engagement, both at a strategic and operational level. Departmental outputs include events like Oban’s Festival of the Sea, websites, publications, photography and film, school liaison and public engagement, as well as design and printing of posters and other displays.
My main project recently has been the development and operation of the Ocean Explorer Centre, an exhibition and outreach facility that showcases SAMS’ marine science to the general public.
I am also a lecturer on our undergraduate marine science programmes and provide short communication training events for postgraduates.
2013-present Director, Ocean Explorer Centre. SAMS
2008-present Head of Communications. SAMS
2001-2008 Lecturer in Marine Life Science and Activities Manager. SAMS. UK
1999-2004 Part-time Tutor. University of Glasgow. Developed online marine biology course
1999-2001 Scientific Translater. ‘In Other Words’. UK
1998-1999 Researcher. Plymouth Marine Laboratory. UK
1998 Diploma in Translation. Institute of Linguists
1994-2000 PhD Methane in Coastal Marine Environments. University of Wales, Bangor. UK (Supervisor: P J leB Williams)
Active research projects:
Stahl, H and Miller, A (2015) Obituary for Professor Laurence David Mee. Intl Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, 38: 2
Mabon, L, Shackley, S, Blackford, JC, Stahl, H and Miller, A (2014) Local perceptions of the QICS experimental offshore CO2 release: Results from social science research. Intl Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control 1366: doi:10.106/j.ijggc.2014.10.022