Clare Morrall, PhD

Scientific Diver (Coral Survey)


Clare studied Biological Sciences at the University of Plymouth in the UK and specialized in Marine and Fish biology. After her first degree she travelled to Australia and spent time working on a live aboard dive boat on the Great Barrier Reef. Clare returned to the University of Plymouth to study for a masters degree in Applied Marine Science during which she took up an opportunity to complete a summer course in Coral Reef Ecology at the Bermuda Institute of Oceanographic Science. After completing her master’s degree, Clare returned to Bermuda to begin research for her PhD. While in Bermuda Clare participated in a wide range of research and teaching.

Clare joined St. George’s University, Grenada, in 2001 and has since then accumulated ten years academic experience at St. George’s University conducting teaching and research predominately in the marine sciences. Her current responsibilities include Assistant Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, Associate Professor and Director of the Marine Biology Program. While at St. George’s University Clare has designed and taught a range of undergraduate courses principally in marine science. Her teaching experience has included lecture format, laboratory classes and both wet and dry field sessions.

Clare has fifteen years research diving experience and has assisted with a wide range of shore and ship based benthic research in the Caribbean, Bermuda and Florida. She has conducted benthic and fish surveys using a range of methodologies and has trained and coordinated volunteers to conduct marine surveys in Grenada. Since 2005 and currently Clare has served as the Grenada coordinator of the Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup. Clare has supervised a range of undergraduate and graduate research projects from both St. George’s University and in collaboration with overseas academic institutions and she has facilitated and assisted the work of visiting research scientists from institutions around the globe.


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