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Professor of Marine Ecology, Macquarie University

I lead the Marine Predator Research Group at Macquarie University & the Australian Integrated Marine Observing System Animal Tracking Facility

My interests are in marine conservation, behavioural ecology of marine predators, and marine observing.

My main interests revolve around the importance of individual variation in behaviour to foraging, communication, mating tactics and life experience.

Recently much of my research has focused on individual differences and evolutionary mechanisms, combining observation and experimental manipulation of behaviour in the field with genetic methods.

My second major thrust has been the use of technology to 'open a window' into the world of large marine predators. We were the first team to successfully deploy satellite transmitters on otariid seals and wintering Adelie penguins and have developed methods of measuring and interpreting dive data in two and three dimensions.


  • –present
    Professor of Marine Ecology, Macquarie University


  • 1990 
    University of Cambridge, Phd Zoology