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Dr Louise Roberts PhD, MSc, BSc

Lecturer Earth, Ocean and Ecological Sciences


Personal Statement

My interests span bioacoustics (biological sounds), biotremology (biological vibrations) and behavioural & sensory ecology. I am currently a lecturer in Marine Biology and part of the Ecology and Marine Biology research group.

I studied Zoology at the University of Durham (2008), and a masters in Marine Biology at Bangor University (2010), before heading off to a shark lab to assist with shark research (S. Bimini Biological Field station, Bahamas). Returning to the UK I completed a PhD in Biological Science in the Institute of Estuarine and Coastal Studies (IECS), University of Hull (2015); after my PhD I remained part of IECS for 2 years working on various academic and consultancy projects. I then moved to the USA for 5 years where I was a postdoc at the ivy league institutions of Dartmouth College (2017 - 2019; Hanover NH) and Cornell University (2019 - 2022; Geneva NY), as well as being a scientist-in-residence fellow at Shoals Marine laboratory (University of New Hampshire; Appledore island, ME). In September 2022 I moved back to the UK and started as a lecturer in Marine biology at Liverpool.

Prizes or Honours

  • AB Wood medal for distinguished contributions to underwater acoustics (Institute of Acoustics, 2021)