International Travels of an Aquatic Biologist - Professor Kath Sloman
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Leading aquatic biologist, Professor Kath Sloman of University of the West of Scotland (UWS) is going to deliver a public lecture on Thursday 7th June 2018.
In this inaugural lecture, ‘International Travels of an Aquatic Biologist’, Professor Sloman will present excerpts of her work which have contributed to fish conservation and welfare, on her journey to becoming a professor.
Fish are the most diverse of all the vertebrates, ranging in size from 12 metres to a few millimetres. They are found in almost every aquatic environment on earth from open oceans to temporary puddles. Professor Sloman’s research focuses on understanding fish behaviour, and through her career so far she has travelled to a range of countries to study the behaviour of an amazing variety of fish.
In 2013 Professor Sloman was presented the Fisheries Society for the British Isles medal which is awarded for exceptional advances in the study of fish biology and/or fisheries science. This followed the Society of Experimental Biology President’s Medal for her contribution to the field of animal biology in 2006.
Commenting on the public lecture Professor Sloman, who in 2015 was awarded Senior Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy, said:
During my career I have been involved in a variety of international research projects looking at fish biology and conservation. I am delighted to be delivering this inaugural lecture and to be able to share my experiences of these research projects.
Professor Sloman was appointed as a Senior Lecturer at UWS in 2010 and promoted to Reader in 2017. Prior to joining UWS, she held her first academic post as a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer at Plymouth University and has a PhD from the University of Glasgow. Professor Sloman has a degree in Marine Biology from the University of Wales, Swansea and her core subject area is Aquatic Ecology, in which she is an active and internationally-recognised researcher.
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