I am a herpetologist currently completing my PhD on the impacts of urbanisation on Western tiger snakes (Notechis scutatus occidentalis) in Perth, Western Australia. My project focuses on the health on tiger snakes as a wetland top predator, and how wetland snakes can be used as a bioindicator of wetland health. Currently, I'm examining bioaccumulation of contaminants, parasites, blood biochemistry and population genetics.
My earlier research areas include cane toad and native frog parasite transmission, cane toad movement ecology, and snake harvest and trade in South-East Asia. I have also been a freelance fauna consultant working all around Australia on a suite of vertebrate species for the last 11 years.