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I spend about half my time doing research.  My group looks at the ways in which seaweeds grow and may be used, and our work can be divided, roughly, into the three themes below.  There's no particular reason for this; I'm just interested in seaweed.


Rep & Dev First arrowsEvo & BioSecond arrowsEco & Eco          


The University pays my salary, but I have to find funding for all my other research costs by applying for grants from various national and international funding bodies.  This grant funding pays the salaries of a technician, a number of experienced researchers called 'postdocs' (because they've completed their PhD), and my PhD students.  At the moment, work in my group is funded by: 

NERC Interreg IVB    The Royal Society       Marie Curie Actions