SWEEP Impact Assistant
School of Biological and Marine Sciences (Faculty of Science and Engineering)
Lindy comes from a social care background with over 30 years experience working with children and families and has a strong commitment to children's rights and the inclusion of their views in decision making that affects their lives. In parallel, she has always been passionate about the ocean, having been brought up by a sailor (who she thought was a pirate until 8 years old) and is concerned that the ocean is largely overlooked in discussions about climate change and protecting the planet.
Lindy made the decision to career hop following participation in a citizen science survey expedition with the Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust, as she wanted to utilise her existing skill set of engagement with those whose voices are not always heard, to ensure that everyone was equally able to access the benefits of the ocean and contribute to its protection for children and young people now and into the future.
Lindy’s research seeks to understand how the experience of deprivation might be a barrier to engagement with the principles of Ocean Literacy in search of a more inclusive marine conservation narrative.
Lindy can be found outside whenever possible, running, swimming, walking her dog Honey and rock pooling.