Research interests:

Freshwater Ecology

Career history:

2016-present: PhD Geographical and Earth Sciences, University of Glasgow
2015-2016: MRes Conservation and Resource Management, University of Liverpool
2012-2015: Zoology BSc (Hons) Overall grade: 2.1, University of Liverpool
2005-2012: A-level: A Biology, B Chemistry & B Geography; AS level: A Maths; GCSE: 5 A*’s & 6 A’s, All Hallows Catholic College, Macclesfield

Active research projects:

"Investigating the impact of hydrodynamics on the behaviour of the endangered freshwater pearl mussel"
The purpose of this project is to examine the impact of hydrodynamics on the freshwater pearl mussel; thus, providing urgently needed empirical research that will drive future conservation strategies concerning this endangered species.

Recent publications:

Curley, E.A., Rowley, H.E. and Speed, M.P., 2015. A field demonstration of the costs and benefits of group living to edible and defended prey. Biology letters, 11(6), p.20150152.