As Senior Advocacy Officer, Tom provides a broad range of support to advocacy functions across Blue Ventures.
Tom has diverse experience in marine conservation, fisheries, and outreach, ranging from the Scottish commercial aquaculture sector to marine predator research in the Bahamas and the English Channel to wildlife tour guiding in the Hebrides and Cornwall.
Tom first joined Blue Ventures as an intern working across the Outreach and Monitoring and Evaluation teams in 2018. He left the organisation in 2019 to enrol in a Master’s in Coastal Science and Policy at the University of California, Santa Cruz. For his Master’s, Tom worked with the Liberian Government, NGO partners, small-scale fishers, and local community leaders to research, co-design, and draft a management plan for Liberia’s burgeoning sea cucumber fishery. It will be the first national fisheries management plan for Liberia and the first for sea cucumbers in West Africa.
Tom is happiest when exploring rockpools around Falmouth, his home town.