The Team

The Team


Dr Richard Corner

Science Officer. Coordinating project activity, partner liaison, collaboratoin agreements and supporting research activity


Charlie Gregory

Charlie is a Research Project Support Officer assisting with a range of collaborative research projects in the fields of water quality in shellfish production areas, shellfish disease and parasites, bivalve recruitment and molecular identification supporting the shellfish sector in Wales.


Kate Herridge

Kate is a Research Technician working on the project while completing a degree in Applied Marine Biology. She provides technical support within the laboratories with a specific interest in molecular biology.


Phoebe Holding

Phoebe is a Research Project Support Officer supporting the delivery of environmental quality and fisheries projects. Phoebe is responsible for undertaking microbiological and chemical laboratory analyses and fieldwork to aid collaborative research activities in the field of shellfish and human diseases and to support the shellfish sector in Wales.


Philippa Large

Research Project Support Officer. Social media and outreach


Diti Kumar

Finance and Administative Assistant


Shelagh Malham

Shelagh has extensive experience in collaborative applied research. Primarily on environmental impacts on shellfish covering four main themes, ecological processes, climate change, pollutants and pathogens and aquaculture.


Dr David Smyth

David’s research has focused on stock enhancement strategies for a variety of shellfish species. His particular field of interest is the restoration of the Native oyster Ostrea edulis from both a self –sustaining fishery perspective and as an environmental enrichment tool. He has also worked on bivalve population dynamics, spat...


Karen Tuson

Karen is the Project Manager for the Shellfish Centre Operation working alongside Lewis LeVay. Karen brings previous expretise of managing EU funded projects and her previous experience of working in marine science.


Dr Julie Webb

Julie is a Post-doctoral research officer at Bangor University’s Centre for Applied Marine Sciences (CAMS). Her background is in applied marine biology. Julie’s research interests focus on integrating aquaculture innovation with environmental sustainability. Key areas include offshore aquaculture of mussels and seaweed, co-location and turning waste into a resource...


Jamie Thorpe

Jamie is a Research Support Officer with extensive experience of offshore longline mussel systems, mussel settlement and validation of molecular techniques to monitor local mussel populations.


Dr Ben Winterbourn

Ben is a Science Officer conducting research to support the development of sustainable shellfish aquaculture. He has experience is environmental virology, instrumentation and engineering. He is interested in technology and innovation, methods and site selection, food safety, commercial viability and environmental sustainability


Our Partners

Bangor University


The Shellfish Centre RD&I operation is part-funded by the EU’s West Wales and the Valleys European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) Operational Programme through the Welsh Government.

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