PhD student at Cardiff University
Living in Wales, United Kingdom
Kathryn Ellen Whittey is a final year PhD student at Cardiff University. As an advocate for interdisciplinary research, Kathryn uses a mixture of photogrammetry, bioinformatics, artificial reefs and behavioural observations to conduct research. Using these methods she observes coral reef fishes interactions with their habitat. Kathryn is passionate about ocean conservation and as part of her PhD set up a collaborative artificial reef project called Fish Hives. Through Fish Hives and her other research she hopes to spread awareness of coral reef decline and potential solutions to rehabilitate reefs. Born and raised in a small town in rural North Wales, Kathryn is a Welsh speaker and is devoted to increasing accessibility of science content through the Welsh language. Outside of her research she is a part time biology tutor, aspiring science communicator and SUP instructor/enthusiast.