Clare Evelyn Hill

        Head and photo of Clare Hill, SAMS UHI PhD researcher, in the SAMS reception area

PhD student

My research focus is using ecosystem models to explore marine systems.

By evaluating past and present ecosystem dynamics we can estimate future impacts of fisheries management techniques; promoting fisheries financial gain alongside sustainable stocks.


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How is the EU Common Fisheries Policy Landing Obligation affecting the local fishers of Shetland? How will it change with Brexit?

I am researching how the EU CFP Landings Obligation is affecting the fishers of Shetland; building an ecosystem model of northern North Sea; meanwhile determining how these affects will change with Brexit.

Brexit negotiations could have huge implications for British fisheries. A move away from EU Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) could present positive opportunities for Scottish fisheries to establish more effective and reactive fisheries management systems and manage sustainable stocks alongside economic growth. It is therefore imperative to understand the current factors effecting fish stocks and model how these factors will influence future stocks. The results can then be used as a basis to inform and advise government on the best course of action to take on quotas and the avoidance of choke species.


Professor Sheila Heymans, SAMS

Dr Clive Fox, SAMS

Dr Chevonne Angus, NAFC Shetland


European Social Fund


University of the Highlands and Islands

Employment history

2017 Monument Steward at Dunstaffnage Castle and Bonawe Historical Iron Furnace. Historic Environment Scotland

2016 Education Guide at Culloden Battlefield and Visitor Centre. The National Trust for Scotland

2015-16 Volunteer Internship at Camera-trapping Strathpeffer. Scottish Wildcat Action

2014-15 Engagement Officer at Erddig, Wales. National Trust

2013-15 Biodiversity Trainee. Chester Zoo and Cheshire Wildlife Trust



2012 MA Wildlife Documentary Production. University of Salford

2010 BSc (Hons) Ecology and Conservation. University of St Andrews

Public engagement

I have a wealth of professional public engagement experience. I developed, coordinated and taught environmental and historical learning for school groups, adult learning courses, guided tours and school holiday clubs to enhance visitor experience whilst working for Historic Environment Scotland, National Trust for Scotland, National Trust, Chester Zoo and Cheshire Wildlife Trust.

Professional training courses

Outdoor First Aid valid: Feb 2017 – Feb 2020
Child Protection Training Course, Child Protection Scotland, October 2016
Woodland Activity Leader Training Course; NCFE Level 2 Award, accredited with Professional Recognition by the General Teaching Council of Scotland.
National Trust Volunteer Management March 2015
National Trust Membership Recruitment February 2015
AHI Wildlife Interpretation May 2014
CIEEM Pine Marten & Wildcat Ecology & Survey training March 2014.
CIEEM Understanding Wildlife Law, March 2014
Volunteer Management Chester Volunteer Centre. January, 2014.
FSC Survey & Monitoring for Conservation: Phase 1 survey, NVC, Breeding Bird Survey, Bat survey, small mammal trapping, BMWP water quality monitoring. Sept. 2013
CAN Great Crested Newts: Working towards your License. April, 2013
How to Write & Develop Exceptional Grant Funding Applications September, 2013
North Wales Wildlife Trust, Dormouse Ecology & Survey Training October, 2013
NPTC Chainsaw Maintenance & Crosscutting License. November, 2013
At Last! Project Management November, 2013