Sascha Hooker Promoted to Reader

Sascha Hooker has been awarded a promotion to Reader, based on her work on marine mammal ecology.  She uses advanced microelectronic dataloggers to monitor movements of marine mammals, and combines these with novel technologies such as the use of camera tags, to provide context for the interpretation of behaviour.  Her work on the diving behaviour of beaked whales has provided the foundations for understanding their adverse reaction to ocean noise, with consequences for industry and military operating procedures. She advocates using research to help advise policy for this and other conservation issues, and has directed much attention to the determination of more rigorous ecological criteria for the designation of marine protected areas.