Research Interests

​My research aims to characterize the impacts of UV-B radiation on key Red Sea biota, encompassing keystone species in benthic (macroalgae, corals) and pelagic (phytoplankton, larvae) habitats. Data from field observations and field and laboratory experiments will be used to assess impacts of UV radiation at multiple levels: molecular, cellular, physiological, organismal, holobiont and population level. I further aim to elucidate complex interactions mediated by UV light for selected Red Sea organisms, focusing on UV-driven constraints on organismal life history, as well as possible benefits of UV-B exposure.


Education Profile

  • ​​M.Sc., Marine Biology, University of Essex, Colchester, UK, 2013
  • B.Sc., Biology, Bath University, Bath, UK, 2012

Professional Profile

  • ​2016 - present: PhD Student, Red Sea Research Center, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • 2013 - 2016: Assistant Livestock Manager, Charterhouse Aquatics, London, UK​

Scientific and Professional Memberships

  • Royal Society of Biology
  • British Ecological Society​

KAUST Affiliations

  • ​Red Sea Research Center(RSRC)