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Research fellow, Research Associate, The University of Western Australia

I am a Research Associate at Murdoch University, and a Research Fellow at the University of Western Australia. I am a seabird conservation ecologist, and have been primarily studying the ecology of Little Penguins and the threats they face in Western Australia for more than two decades.

I have also been monitoring a Little Penguin colony on Garden Island since 2001 in order to set recommendations for its management.

I have worked on related Little Penguin projects for the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (formerly Department of Environment and Conservation).

Since 2014 I have undertaken ecological research on other seabirds including Brown boobies, Lesser frigatebirds and Wedge-tailed shearwaters.


  • 2014–present
    Research Fellow, University of Western Australia
  • 2010–present
    Research Associate, Murdoch University
  • 2001–2012
    Casual contractor, University of Western Australia
  • 2006–2009
    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Murdoch University
  • 2003–2006
    Casual contractor, Department of Conservation and Land Management
  • 1999–2000
    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Western Australia
  • 1996–1997
    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Murdoch University


  • 1994 
    Monash University, PhD
  • 1986 
    Murdoch University, Bachelor of Science (Hons)

Professional Memberships

  • Austalian Marine Sciences Association
  • Society for Conservation Biology
  • Australasian Seabird Group
  • Birdlife Australia

Research Areas

  • Conservation And Biodiversity (050202)
  • Population Ecology (060207)
  • Marine And Estuarine Ecology (Incl. Marine Ichthyology) (060205)