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Emma Gorman

Emma Gorman - EnAlgae Research Technician

MSci with First Class Honours in Aquatic Bioscience from the University of Glasgow (including work placement project based at Exploris Aquarium – Project title: Rearing Juvenile Seahorses)


Research Interests

I currently work as macroalgal technician on the Interreg funded EnAlgae project. The project is focussed around the potential use of algae for biofuels, and I am involved in the cultivation of kelp species L.digitata, S. latissima, and A.esculenta from our lab based hatchery to long lines in Strangford Lough. The project runs for 3 years, and it is hoped that it will be followed by similar research in our newly constructed seaweed hatchery facility.


Professional Experience

Aquarist/Guide with seal rehabilitation – Exploris Aquarium                    2005 – 2008

Scientific Officer - NIEA Land and Resource Management Unit                 2008-09

Aquaculture Technician, Modiolus Research and Restoration Project –

Queen’s University Marine Laboratory                                                     2009-2011

PADI Rescue Diver and RYA Intermediate Powerboat Handling



Graham Kerr Memorial Prize for Aquatic Bioscience 2005 – Glasgow University



Modiolus Research and Restoration Project: Final Report and Recommendations  - May 2011 – D. Roberts, L. Allcock, J. M. Farinas Franco, E. Gorman, C. A. Maggs, A. M. Mahon, D. Smyth, E. Strain and C.D. Wilson


Contact Information

Tel: +44 (0)28 427 27816


Room: Queen's University Marine Laboratory, Portaferry

Contact Information

Queen's University Marine Laboratory (QML)
12-13 The Strand, Portaferry
Co. Down, Northern Ireland, BT22 1PF
Phone: +44 (0)28 427 28230

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