I was recruited as a lecturer in 2004 and then senior lecturer, reader and obtained a chair in 2012 in fish physiology. I have been the Director of Research for the Institute of Aquaculture from 2011 to 2015, Deputy Director in 15-16 and Acting Director in 17-18. I have been the Reproduction team leader (recently renamed the Breeding and Physiology team) for the last 15 years composed currently of 4 permanent academic staff, 4 postdoctoral fellows, 2 technicians and 10 PhD students. In addition, I am group leader for the Breeding and Genetic improvement group. I am a fellow of the Royal Society of Biology, a board member of the European Aquaculture Society since 2014 and President Elect since 2018 (to become President in 2020). I am PI of ARCH UK since 2017 and Distinguished Professor of the Zhejiang Province since 2018.