I am a herpetologist currently studying 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.
Academic demonstrator, Curtin University
Fauna ecologist, Lettoof consulting (freelance)
Field demonstrator, University of Technology, Sydney
Research assistant, University of Sydney (The Shine Lab)
University of Sydney, Masters of Wildlife Health and Population Management
Western Sydney University, Bachelor of Animal Science