Senior Ecologist at the National Parks Association of NSW, Research Fellow, University of Sydney

Education
Bsc (Hons) Zoology, Glasgow University
Master's in Conservation Ecology and Planning, University of Pretoria
PhD in Ecology, University College Cork

My career history is a mix of academic and applied. After completing a PhD in 2010, which looked at the bird communities in native and plantation forests in Ireland, I worked for 3.5 years with the South Australian Department of Environment. This role was largely on-ground and involved work on threatened species and woodland habitat restoration. I also collaborated in research on threatened crayfish during this time.

My current role with the National Parks Association involves ensuring our organisation takes an evidence-based stance on environmental issues; preparing science-based briefings on environmental issues as they arise; bringing conservation issues to decision makers and advocating for the conservation of nature.

Experience

  • 2018–present
    Research fellow, University of Sydney