Research interests:

Impacts of offshore industries on marine species and habitats. Particularly renewables, and marine mammals
Acoustics, Ecology

Career history:

Post-docs at University of St. Andrews, Simon Fraser University (Canada), University of British Columbia (Canada)
Lectureship, SAMS,
Chair, University of the Highlands and Islands
Associate Director – Research, SAMS

Active research projects:

INNO-MPP – Investigation of the novel challenges of integrated offshore multi-purpose platform (focus on combining aquaculture with renewables). Funders: Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council / NERC (UK) National Natural Science Foundation of China. Partners UK: Cranfield University (Lead: Maurizio Collu), University of Strathclyde, SAMS China: Harbin Engineering University (Lead: Professor Liang Zhang), ZheJiang Ocean University, National Ocean Technology Centre

MANTIS – Funder NERC. Partners, Loughborough University

Recent publications:

Findlay, et al., 2018 Mapping widespread and increasing underwater noise pollution from acoustic deterrent devices. Marine pollution bulletin 135, 1042-1050

GD Hastie, et al., 2018 .Harbour seals avoid tidal turbine noise: Implications for collision risk. Journal of Applied Ecology 55 (2), 684-693