Katherine Raines

Position: PhD student

General interests

My PhD project is studying the effects of low dose radiation on bumblebees using both laboratory studies and field based studies in Chernobyl. I studied conservation biology as my main interest is ecology. After university I worked in the tropics for three years on conservation projects in the Seychelles. I then returned to Stirling as this PhD position appealed to me as during my time at Stirling University I undertook my project verifying models used to predict dose rates to wild life around Torness Nuclear power station. My PhD incorporates both radiation and ecology and I now spend time in Chernobyl looking at the consequences to populations living in the contaminated landscape.

Follow me on twitter @anchorage40 or find me at my Researchgate page and/or my Stirling University page

 Academic background

Conservation Biology (B.Sc. Hons); Stirling University (2008-2012)
PhD; Stirling University (2015-2019)