School of Natural and Environmental Sciences

Staff Profile

Dr Heather Sugden



Area of expertise

  • Marine Benthic Ecology


  • B.Sc. Marine Biology (University of Hull)
  • Ph.D Marine Ecology (Newcastle University)   

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Ongoing Research Projects

Capturing our Coast (CoCoast) -

HLF Funded. Citizen Science project.

Opening up Science for All (OPENER) -

NERC Funded.

A national scoping project to create a vision for citizen science and public engagement with environmental research in the UK 

Natural England 

Northumbria Coast Invasive Non-Native Species Monitoring project

European Maritime Fisheries Fund / Marine Management Organisation

Plastic Plankton: The prevalence of micro-plastics in the Dove Time Series

Marine Strategy Framework Directive subtidal rock and mud indicators and monitoring