Andersen, Dr. Roxane – Senior Research Fellow
Dr Roxane Andersen leads the “Carbon, Water and Climate” theme.
Badmus, Uthman – PhD Researcher
Uthman is undertaking PhD research to investigate how seaweed can be a value added product for the food, drink, and pharmaceutical industry.
Kenny is the programme leader for two MSc courses, Renewable Energy Technologies and Developing Low Carbon Communities.
Braidwood, Dave – PhD Researcher
Dave is a PhD student working on restoration ecology.
Bremner, Barbara – Outreach Coordinator
Barbara is our Outreach Co-ordinator, responsible for our Outreach Strategy.
Commin, Dr. Andrew – Post-doctoral Research Associate
Andrew’s research is based on matching renewable electricity supply to electricity demand.
Davidson, Magnus – Northern Periphery and Arctic Programme Researcher
Magnus works as a researcher on Northern Periphery and Arctic (NPA) Programme projects.
Dufaur, Juvenal – PhD Researcher
Juvenal is a Marine Engineer, specialised in Oceanography in Fluid Dynamics theory and in Offshore petroleum.
Elsby, Derek – PhD Researcher
Derek is a PhD researcher studying antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in wildlife.
French, Dr. Andrew – Post-doctoral Research Associate
Andrew is a Post-doctoral Research Associate working under the theme “Environmental Contamination and Ecological Health”.
Gaffney, Paul – PhD Researcher
Paul is a PhD student researching ‘The impact of large-scale conifer felling for blanket bog restoration’.
Gibb, Prof. Stuart – ERI Director
Stuart is currently Director of the Environmental Research Institute and is UHI’s leading professor in Environmental Sciences.
Gillibrand, Doctor – Senior Research Fellow
Philip is a physical oceanographer with interests in hydrodynamic and bio-physical modelling of the coastal zone.
Gleizon, Dr. Philippe – Research Fellow
Philippe’s main area of expertise is in geophysical fluid dynamics, more specifically in coastal oceanography.
Goddijn-Murphy, Dr. Lonneke – Research Fellow
Lonneke is a physical oceanographer / remote sensing scientist based at the Centre for Energy and the Environment of the ERI.
James, Dr. Neil – Post-doctoral Research Associate
Neil is the Project Coordinator of Circular Ocean and is responsible for coordinating ERI’s activity concerning Northern Periphery and Arctic Programme projects.
Johnston, Daniel – PhD Researcher
Daniel is doing a PhD studying the ecology of black guillemots in relation to marine renewable and marine protected areas.
Kearl, Emily – PhD Researcher
Emily is studying the potential for discarded marine plastic to be re-cycled as a low-cost sorbent for the removal of organic contaminants.
Larsen, Mona – Research Technician
Mona is part of the support team with a role that not only includes maintaining laboratory supplies and managing estate works.
Yuan is researching how technology be used to efficiently remove steroid hormones and pharmaceutical residues from wastewater effluents.
Loxton, Dr. Jennifer – MERIKA Post-doctoral Research Associate
Jennifer is a Post-Doctoral Research Associate based as the Centre for Energy and the Environment and funded through the MERIKA project.
Masden, Elizabeth – Research Fellow
Elizabeth is a research fellow at the ERI, University of the Highlands and Islands.
Marasco, Matteo – PhD Researcher
Matteo’s project will use high frequency (HF) radar to better understand the circulation of the northern North Sea.
McIlvenny, Dr. Jason – Post-doctoral Research Associate
Jason’s research interest includes the climate change and renewable energy and the environment.
Nall, Dr. Chris – Post-doctoral Research Associate
Chris is a marine ecologist researching the implications of biofouling and biosecurity in the marine renewable energy industry.
Niemi, Lydia – PhD Researcher
Lydia is researching the degradation, persistence and eco-toxicity of pharmaceuticals in wastewater and natural water systems.
O’Hanlon, Nina – Post-doctoral Research Associate, NPA project Circular Ocean
Nina is a seabird ecologist researching the impact of plastic debris on marine birds.
Ross, Audrey – Administrator / Coordinator
Audrey provides administrative support for ERI and is based at our Castle Street office.
Schläppy, Dr. Marie-Lise – Research Fellow
Marie-Lise is a Research Fellow funded through the FP7 European project (MERIKA) led by the University of Highlands and Islands.
Simpson, William – Captain of the ERI Aurora
William is the captain of the ERI’s research boat, ERI Aurora.
Svobodova, Dagmar – PhD Researcher / Lab Technician
Dagmar provides laboratory technical support for commercial and research activities and development of analytical methods.
Taggart, Dr. Mark – Senior Research Fellow
Mark is currently Senior Research Fellow and Theme Leader for “Environmental Contamination and Ecological Health”.
Todorova, Desislava – Renewable Energy Researcher (NPA Project GREBE)
Desislava works as a renewable energy researcher on the Northern Periphery and Arctic (NPA) Programme project GREBE.
Villar, Dr. Diego Del – Post-doctoral Research Associate
Diego a Post-Doctoral Research Associate based as the Centre for Energy and the Environment and funded through the Turnkey project.
Brown, Prof. Barbara- Associate Professor
Barbara is an Associate Professor at the ERI at UHI following a collaboration with Professor Stuart Gibb on the role of pigments in tropical corals.
Campbell, Ian – PhD Researcher
Ian’s PhD at the ERI will examine the positive and negative impacts of a floating wind farm in Scottish territorial waters.
Hawkins, Prof. Tony – Associate Professor
Tony has a strong interest in fisheries science and is currently Rapporteur to the North Sea Advisory Council.
Tamsett, Duncan – Associate
Duncan’s interests are sonar and sub-seabed profiling in geological, environmental and engineering investigations of the seabed.
Youngson, Alan – Associate
Alan is a part-time Senior Research Fellow at the Environmental Research Institute at North Highland College, UHI, Thurso.