Dr Nicola J. Quick is currently a Research Scientist within the Read Lab at Duke Marine Lab. Dr Quick holds a PhD in animal behavior and acoustics from The University of St Andrews, Scotland, UK, where she remains an Honorary Research Scientist within the School of Biology. Her professional experience spans both academic and commercial sectors where she has primarily been involved with projects concerning acoustic behavior of marine mammals and the effects of anthropogenic noise on cetaceans. She has produced a number of high level reports and peer reviewed publications for a range of sectors including the US, German and UK military, large oil and gas producers, the wind and wet renewables industries, the British and Scottish governments, statutory regulators and academic institutions.