Lecturer, Marine & Natural History Photography BA(Hons)

I am an award-winning underwater photographer, diving instructor, and enthusiastic lecturer with a deep and genuine love for the marine environment. I have been shortlisted for four British Photography Awards for my underwater work and have also worked commercially for brands including Finisterre, Nature TTL, Fourth Element and the National Maritime Museum Cornwall.

My journey into underwater photography began 18 years ago and has taken me across the Caribbean, Europe and Africa photographing a diverse array of marine habitats, from coral reefs and eagle rays to kelp forests and cuttlefish. These experiences have led me to focus on adapting equipment and techniques that do not typically form part of the underwater photographer’s toolkit, in the hopes of diversifying and expanding our creative opportunities and experimentation underwater.

I now take great pride in serving as a lecturer, dedicated to advancing the world of underwater photography while encouraging our students to add their own creative voices and innovation to the industry.

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Year Qualification Awarding body
2019 PGCHE Falmouth University
2013 Marine and Natural History Photography BA(Hons) Falmouth University
2010 PADI Instructor Professional Association of Diving Instructors
2010 Emergency First Response Instructor, Oxygen Administrator, AED (Renewed Annually) Professional Association of Diving Instructors

Honors and awards

Year Description

British Photography Awards- Shortlisted


British Photography Awards- Shortlisted


British Photography Awards- Shortlisted


Areas of teaching

  • Underwater Photography
  • Project development
  • Risk assessment

Professional Engagement

Engagement with professional associations and societies

  • British Society of Underwater Photographers
  • Falmouth Society of Underwater Photographers
  • Professional Association of Diving Instructors
  • Divers Alert Network

Professional esteem indicators

Year Description

International Photography Awards

Professional Category - 'Ocean Chapel', Honourable Mention


International Photography Awards

Professional Category - 'Tail Trails', Honourable Mention


British Society of Underwater Photographers: British and Irish Championships
Human Impact category: Winner
Wideangle category: Runner Up