Paul Brickle took up his appointment with SAERI in March 2012 marking its formation. Paul is an experienced marine ecologist with a great deal of South Atlantic expertise. Paul joins SAERI after 15 years working as a Fisheries Biologist and Marine Ecologist with the Falkland Islands Government Fisheries Department. Paul has a BSc (Hons) in Marine Biology from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne. He also has an MSc and PhD from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland in fisheries biology and zoology respectively. His experience which includes fisheries biology, marine biology and ecology, stock assessment methods, oceanography and modern statistical methods. He has led numerous research programmes and managed the performance of other scientists. Paul is also a Reader at the School of Biological Sciences, University of Aberdeen.