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Duncan Sutherland

Deputy Director of Research, Phillip Island Nature Parks; Research Fellow, The University of Melbourne

Dr Duncan Sutherland is the Deputy Director of Research at the Phillip Island Nature Parks, a not-for-profit self-funded Government organisation that manages public land for wildlife on Phillip Island. He is also a Fellow of The University of Melbourne. Duncan has lived and worked on the island for the last 10 years. Prior to this, he has worked in State Government and University research groups in Western Australia and Victoria. His main areas of research now focus on the impacts of pest animals, restoring island ecosystem function and protecting Victoria’s threatened species.


  • –present
    Deputy Director of Research , University of Melbourne


  • 2005 
    Monash University , PhD / Ecology