Dr Jeanette Sanders
Peninsula Medical School (Faculty of Health)
Day to day, I am involved in the management of a range of Clinical Trials - a rewarding and exciting job that allows me to engage with a diverse range of people and projects. Current projects are an international CTIMP (ENRICH) and the SWIMSProject.
My PhD student - Linking species activity to ecosystem function - examined whether species could be grouped into "functional groups" according to their impact on their local environment. A predictive model of distribution of functional groups was then developed using environmental predictor values. My Master's project examined the spatio-temporal relationship between basking sharks and their prey off the South west of England.
PhD Linking species activity to ecosystem function (2008)
MRes Applied Marine Science Distinction - University of Plymouth (2002)
BSc (Hons) Biological Sciences 1 - University of Exeter (1996) 1st and 2nd years awarded Ernst and Young Prize, 3rd year awarded Pye Unicam prize.
Roles on external bodies
I am a Director of Seadream Education - a Community Interest Company that undertakes science outreach and research related to environmental and marine issues.
I enjoy teaching students about science and the natural world.
I currently undertake outreach roles for Seadream Education many of which are voluntary for example organising and presenting the Ocean Discovery Zone at the annual Devon County Show.
I have taught GCSE and BTEC courses, as well as working as a demonstrator for the University.
The relationship between species traits and environment
Grants & contracts
1. MS Society Grant 25 SWIMS Project
2. MS Society Grant 47 SWIMS Project
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