Director, Centre for Marine Science & Technology, Curtin University

I hold an MSc in physics (University of Dortmund, Germany) and a PhD in geophysics (University of British Columbia, Canada). I have worked in industry (starting as a secretary and book keeper for an IT company, growing into a private environmental consultant and enjoying several years as Director of JASCO Australia, a branch of an international consultancy in underwater noise), in government (underwater noise research & regulation, Fisheries & Oceans Canada), and did a stint in high-school education (senior years, maths and science). I recently moved back into academia as Director of the Centre for Marine Science & Technology at Curtin University, Australia. My research interests are underwater sound (natural ambient, man-made & biological) and noise effects on marine fauna. I’m the Chair of the Animal Bioacoustics Technical Committee of the Acoustical Society of America, co-chair of the international conference series on the Effects of Noise on Aquatic Life, a member of the scientific committee of the international conference series on Animal Acoustic Communication, and a member of the steering committee for an International Quiet Ocean Experiment.

Experience

  • 2011–present
    Director, Centre for Marine Science & Technology, Curtin University
  • 2006–2011
    Director of Australian Operations, JASCO Applied Sciences

Education

  • 1998 
    University of British Columbia, Canada, Ph.D. Geophysics
  • 1993 
    University of Dortmund, Germany, M.Sc. Physics

Professional Memberships

  • Fellow, Acoustical Society of America
  • Member, Australian Acoustical Society

Honours

Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America