Stephen Finnis


I am gay and I am a MSc student.//


I am currently a master’s student studying the environmental impacts of fish farms in coastal ecosystems. I use various statistical approaches to track the dispersal of wastes and assess how long they persist in the marine environment. Previous work in my undergrad looked at monitoring Harmful Algal Blooms in coastal ecosystems using machine learning, remote sensing, and GIS mapping techniques.

I have been very lucky with the support I have received from supervisors, employers, and colleagues. I have found people in STEM are generally very quiet about their sexual orientation and it can be hard to know if you are truly accepted. It is encouraging to see a community of people with shared experiences.