Her research is exploring the links between people’s interactions with the marine environment and impacts on their health and wellbeing across coastal communities in Vietnam, the Philippines, Indonesia, and Malaysia.
She has a focus on capacity building through the use of analytical and data visualisation techniques in both R and SPSS.
Beth has an ecological research background, having completed a BSc in Conservation Biology and Ecology in 2014 and her PhD in bumblebee ecology in 2019, both within the College of Life and Environmental Sciences at the University of Exeter’s Penryn Campus.
During her PhD she implemented classical, novel and computer modelling techniques to uncover some of the previously understudied areas of bumblebee ecology. She also worked with individuals at the Animal and Plant Health Agency to study the predation of bumblebee nests by the European badger (Meles meles).
After her PhD, Beth moved into the world of public health at the European Centre for Environment and Human Health, joining the BlueHealth and SOPHIE projects. Within these projects she investigated the links between various maritime activities and human health using large-scale European survey data.