Cat Shannon

Cat Shannon


PhD Studies, University of Leeds: Identification, assessment and management of gaps in aquatic non-native species biosecurity in the UK (NERC DTP)


  • Producing an open e-Learning course to increase awareness of invasive species and encourage precautionary pro-environmental behaviours
  • Preparing, disseminating online before and after-training surveys looking at knowledge, risk perception, perceived and actual behaviours– analysing data using R Studio and SPSS.
  • Applying for ethics approval for PhD thesis data collection
  • Preparing, conducting, transcribing and analysing qualitative interviews with stakeholders on knowledge, awareness, attitudes, risk perception and behaviour
  • Policy analysis for biosecurity for marine invasive species (policy interplay and analysis)

Research interests

  • Pro environmental behaviour change
  • Environmental issues such as climate change and invasive species 
  • Training platforms
  • Policy


  • MSc, Sustainability (Environmental Politics and Policy)
  • BSc, Ecology and Wildlife Conservation

Research groups and institutes

  • Social and Political Sciences
  • Social and Political Dimensions of Sustainability
  • Sustainability Research Institute