Sam’s always been a scientist who’s interested in learning and collaborating across a range of different interests, with a strong focus on developing information products for a wide community of users.

Her teaching material for the Hydrographic Academy programme includes marine optics, remote sensing and satellite positioning that follows on from what she taught undergraduate and postgraduate the University of Plymouth students whilst an academic member of staff; she's been linked to the University for around 25 years having studied there herself.

For over 6 years Sam has also been involved in running companies, and is Managing Director of Pixalytics Ltd that focuses on combining cutting edge scientific knowledge with satellite and airborne data to provide answers to questions about our planet’s resources and behaviour.

She's also actively involved with volunteering e.g. as Vice-Chairman of the British Association of Remote Sensing Companies (BARSC).