Helen Bailey

Associate Research Professor
Helen Bailey
Associate Research Professor
Chesapeake Biological Laboratory


Current projects:

DolphinWatch - Dolphins in the Chesapeake Bay

Passive acoustic monitoring of marine mammals in the Maryland Wind Energy Area

The Lost Years: Leatherback turtle hatchling dispersal and movements

El Nino Watch revisited - An improved index for reducing loggerhead turtle bycatch in the California Current

Movement behaviors of striped bass

EcoCast: Improving Ecological and Economic Sustainability of Marine Fisheries Using Remotely-Sensed Oceanographic Data


Areas of Expertise

  • Spatial Ecology
  • Movement Ecology
  • Habitat use and selection modeling
  • Assessing environmental impacts of offshore energy activities


  • 2007-2010 National Research Council Postdoctoral Research Associate. NOAA/NMFS/SWFSC/Environmental Research Division, California, U.S.A.
  • 2006 Postdoctoral Research Assistant. University of Aberdeen, Lighthouse Field Station, U.K.
  • 2002-2006 Ph.D. (Biological Sciences) University of Aberdeen, U.K.
  • 2001-2002 M.Sc. (Oceanography) University of Southampton, U.K.
  • 1998-2001 B.A. (Biological Sciences) University of Oxford, St. Hilda's College, U.K.

Regularly Offered Courses

Graduate Program Foundation Areas