Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Centre for Compassionate Conservation, University of Technology Sydney

I am a Chancellor's Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Centre for Compassionate Conservation, University of Technology Sydney. I am an ecologist researching the ecological role of large predators in modern ecosystems that contain both native and introduced species. My research has shown that promoting dingoes provides better conservation outcomes than killing introduced species. My work on the ecological role of dingoes featured as Research Highlights in the journals Nature and Science, and together with a collaborative research team has been awarded the 2013 Eureka Prize for Environmental Research. Between 2012-2014 I co-managed a large predator-friendly cattle station in central Australia. I was awarded a Churchill Fellowship and in 2015 I travelled to India, Israel, Africa and North America to investigate the ecological effects of losing and recovering the Earth's largest predators.

Experience

  • 2015–present
    Postdoctoral fellow, University of Technology Sydney

Education

  • 2011 
    University of Adelaide, PhD, Zoology