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Brief CV¶


2012-14 Research Scientist (Marine Fauna)                            Dept Environment and Conservation

2010-11  A/Senior Zoologist                                                     Dept Environment and Conservation

2009      Senior Technical Officer                                             Dept Environment and Conservation

2006      A/Wetlands Conservation Co-ordinator                      Dept Environment and Conservation

2005      Project Officer                                                             Dept Environment and Conservation

2004      Curriculum Writer                                                        Dept Environment and Conservation

2004      Education Officer                                                        Rottnest Island Authority

2003      Environmental Consultant                                           Applied Ecology Solutions, Victoria

2002      Research Officer                                                         Centre for Whale Research, W.A.

2000      Research Officer                                                         Fisheries Western Australia


Research Experience

2006      Research Assistant                                                       Pendoley Consultancy Ltd, W.A.

2004      Graduate Fellow                                                           CSIRO Laboratory, Perth,W.A.

2003      Research Assistant                                                       NSW Parks & Wildlife Service

2002      Research Assistant                                                       Macquarie University, NSW

2002      Research Assistant                                                       South Australia National Parks

2001       Research Assistant                                                       Conservation & Land Management

1999       Research Assistant                                                       Underwater World Aquarium



Academic Qualifications

2012                      PhD Marine Biology, Murdoch University

2001                      First Class Honours Marine Science, Murdoch University

1999                      Bachelor of Science (Environmental & Marine Science), Murdoch University


Conference presentations

2013      Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, Dunedin, New Zealand

2009      Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, Quebec, Canada

2007      Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, Cape town, South Africa.

2003      Australian Marine Sciences Association Conference, Brisbane


2010       MURS Scholarship

2000      Robert Hammond Scholarship

1997       Earthwatch Fellowship


Committee Representation

2011-13   National Tropical Inshore Dolphin Steering Committee

2012       WA Sea Turtle Symposium Organising Committee

2010       Water Quality Improvement Plan Advisory Committee for the Leschenault Estuary

2006      Wetlands Conservation Committee


Professional memberships

Australian Marine Science Association

Society of Marine Mammals


Additional information

  • Proficient in the operation of Windows Microsoft Office, ArcGIS, MARK, Endnote.
  • Current C Class drivers license for manual and automatic vehicles.
  • Certified Rescue Scuba Diver & Restricted Coxswains vessel certification.
  • Able to operate: GPS, depthsounder, rangefinders, binoculars, night vision headset, theodolite, hydrophone, digital camera, pH & conductivity meters, VHF radio, small boats.