Colin’s interests are in aquatic ecology and in particular salmonid biology. He took on the role of Principle Investigator for the MSA in September 2019. Since 2005 he has been a lecturer in the Biological and Environmental Sciences department at the University of Stirling. Before then Colin was project manager on the Conservation of Atlantic salmon in Scotland (CASS) LIFE project at SNH, the fisheries biologist at the Loch Lomond Fisheries Trust and also the Forth Fisheries Foundation.
He spent two years as the International Aquarium Research Co-ordinator for Project Seahorse (Chicago, USA, and McGill University, Montreal, Canada). Upon completing my PhD he was the biologist for the recently formed Awe Fisheries Trust (now Argyll Fisheries Trust). Colin’s PhD at Glasgow University under the supervision of Prof Neil Metcalfe was on the feeding and fat dynamics of resident juvenile Atlantic salmon in winter.