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Professor in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, School of Life & Environmental Sciences, Deakin University

Professor in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation at Deakin University. I apply ecological theory with good doses of fieldwork to seek solutions to the challenges of conserving biodiversity.


  • 2021–present
    Professor, Deakin University
  • 2018–2020
    Associate professor, Deakin University
  • 2014–2017
    Senior lecturer in Ecology, Deakin University
  • 2010–2013
    Lecturer in Ecology, Deakin University
  • 2008–2010
    ARC Postdoctoral Research Associate, James Cook University
  • 2007–2008
    Postdoctoral Researcher, Museum Victoria
  • 1998–1999
    Researcher, Stanford University, United States


  • 2007 
    James Cook University, B.Sc (Hons), PhD

Professional Memberships

  • Ecological Society of Australia
  • Australian Mammal Society

Research Areas

  • Ecology (0602)


*Awarded the 2021 Australian Ecology Research Award * Winner of the 2013 Eureka Award for Environmental Research *Deakin University Vice Chancellor's Award (Early Career Research)