Professor, School of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Sydney

I lead the integrative ecology research group in the School of Life and Environmental Sciences at the University of Sydney. My recent work in urban ecosystems examines how human activities affect ecosystem health, and conversely how human wellbeing is affected by the nature we interact with. My group also focuses on the ecology of animals in cities and their interactions with the environment. I also have a fondness for insects and spiders.


  • 1995–present
    Professor, University of Sydney


  • 1995 
    La Trobe University, PhD
  • 1987 
    Monash University, BSc (Hons)