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Curator of Vertebrates, Te Papa Tongarewa

My thesis research was on petrel (seabird) ecology on the Chatham Islands. I have since worked for Ecology Division DSIR/Landcare research radio-tracking kereru, The Forest & Bird Protection Society as a marine campaigner, the Department of Conservation in the head office Threatened Species Unit, as an Antarctic tour guide, and at the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa as the Birds Collection Manager, the Curator of Vertebrate Palaeontology and currently as a Vertebrate Curator.


  • –present
    Curator of Vertebrates, Te Papa Tongarewa


  • 1989 
    Auckland University, MSc Zoology