My research area is in eco-evolutionary biodiversity conservation, and I have a particular focus on carnivores (Tasmanian devils and quolls), including the Tasmanian devil disease and using ecological approaches to reducing the impacts of feral cats.
Since gaining my PhD in this area in 1996, I have conducted postdoctoral research at Tel Aviv University (Israel), University of Queensland, and the Australian National University on an ARC Postdoctoral Fellowship.I have been at the University of Tasmania since 2004, with an ARC Future Fellowship (2011-2014) and am currently an Associate Professor in the School of Natural Sciences (Biological Sciences). I was the Tasmania Senior Fulbright Scholar in 2017.
2011 Sherman Eureka Prize for Environmental Research;. 2005 The Australian Geographic Society Conservation Award