Team Member: Roarke Newton

Roarke is Plymouth University graduate, having studied BSc Ocean Science and Marine Conservation and MSc Sustainable Aquaculture. His dissertations focused on microplastics, their distribution, abundance, and harmful effects on marine organisms.

This is his first professional role post MSc and Roake is eager to learn from the highly experienced team. Focusing on controlled environment agriculture, to ultimately combine it with his Aquaculture studies in an aquaponics set up.

He is happy to move to Cornish countryside after growing up near Birmingham. Roarke can enjoy his weekends near the coast; walking, swimming, and learning to surf. His other hobbies include gaming, watching movies and reading, especially H. P. Lovecraft and JRR Tolkien.