Research Interests

​Ashlie's previous research focused on the photo-identification of cartilaginous fish. This research looked at pigmentation pattern stability and scar tissue regeneration of Dipturus intermedia in order to create the Common Skate Photo-Identification Database for Scotland. Additionally, Ashlie has an interest in marine robotics and has been involved in the deployment and recovery missions of Scotland's west coast fleet of SeaGliders. 

Ashlie hopes to continue her work in cartilaginous fish studies, with a broad focus on marine connectivity and philopatry and potentially exploring population genetics. 


Education Profile

  • ​B.Sc., Honours, Marine Science, University of Highlands and Islands, Scotland, UK, 2018
  • B.Sc., Biological Sciences, University of North Georgia, GA, USA, 2014 

Professional Profile

  • ​2018-Present: M.Sc., KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • 2018: Research Assistant, Arctic PRIZE cruise JR16006, Scottish Association for Marine Science, UK
  • 2017-2018: Undergraduate Thesis Student, University of Highlands and Islands, Scotland, UK
  • 2016: Research Assistant, Extended Ellet Line cruise DY052, Scottish Association for Marine Science, UK
  • 2014-2017: Undergraduate Research Assistant, Scottish Association for Marine Science, UK 

Awards

  • ​Georgia Rotary Student Programme Scholar, GA, USA 

KAUST Affiliations

  • ​​​Red Sea Research Center (RSRC)
  • Biological and Environmental Science and Engineering (BESE)