I’m a visual artist creating immersive content including 360 film, nature documentary, wildlife photography, glass sculpture and painting with degrees in Fine Art, and in Biology from the University of Edinburgh. I also have 6 years experience working at the Scottish Environment Protection Agency.
As well as using immersive tech to tell conservation stories I also model for outdoor brands, hoping to inspire people to get outdoors and incentivise them to conserve nature. I love adventure, exploring and sports like mountaineering, kayaking, canoeing, hiking, scuba and sailing.
As part of my environmental work I’ve researched, conducted ecological surveys and undertaken fieldwork and species identification in freshwater, terrestrial and marine habitats. I have been lucky enough to explore regions as diverse as the jungles and savannahs in Central America, Serra de Tramuntana mountains in Mallorca, Savannahs in Southern Africa and forests of the Scottish Highlands. I scuba dive and also obtained a Royal Botanic Garden certificate in Botanical Fieldwork.
I have a strong interest in nature and design and my recent research explores the structural qualities of plants to examine fluid dynamics, plant dispersal and aerodynamics. This involved lab and fieldwork experiment using meteorological data and 3D scanning and printing technologies.
I have also directed international conferences on behalf of the Scottish Environment Protection Agency and Scotland’s 2020 Climate Group. These explored the delivery of the UN Sustainable Development Goals by a business-led approach to sustainable growth. I’m a Young Leader and member of Scotland’s 2050 Climate Group that aims to lead a social movement by engaging, educating and empowering Scotland’s future leaders to take action on climate change.
I’m keen to utilise technology and the arts as a media to engage in real and necessary conversation to address pressing global challenges.