Research Associate, Murdoch University

Dr Belinda Cannell is a Research Associate at Murdoch University, and researches Little Penguin ecology and the threats they face in Western Australia.

She has also been monitoring a Little Penguin colony on Garden Island since 2001 in order to set recommendations for its management.

Dr Cannell has also worked on related Little Penguin projects for the Department of Environment and Conservation.


  • 2010–present
    Research Associate, Murdoch University
  • 2001–present
    Casual contractor, University of Western Australia
  • 2006–2009
    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Murdoch University
  • 2003–2006
    Casual contractor, Department of Conservation and Land Management
  • 1999–2000
    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Western Australia
  • 1996–1997
    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Murdoch University


  • 1994 
    Monash University, PhD
  • 1986 
    Murdoch University, Bachelor of Science (Hons)

Research Areas

  • Conservation And Biodiversity (050202)
  • Population Ecology (060207)
  • Marine And Estuarine Ecology (Incl. Marine Ichthyology) (060205)