Lucy acts as the lead scientist across Common Seas initiatives and was instrumental in the development of Plastic Drawdown. She is an expert in deep-sea biology, her current work broadly focuses on the processes that drive biodiversity in the marine biome. Lucy seeks to understand the impacts of human activities on the marine environment. She has published a number of papers on microplastics and marine litter and is actively involved in consultations and marine litter research.
Her microplastics research was the first to reveal the ubiquity of this pollutant in the deep sea which led to further work on marine debris in our most remote oceans. Alongside her work in marine plastics, Lucy is a Principal Scientist with Nekton Foundation. She sits on the IUCN SSC for seahorses and pipefish and provides expert evidence for national and international organisations. Lucy lectures in marine ecology at Oxford University.