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National Research Coordinator, University of Sydney

As national research coordinator I am responsible for the research that Surf Life Saving Australia conducts into drowning prevention, coastal safety & threats, public perceptions and coastal risk management.

My research interests include the interaction between humans and their natural environment and ecology.

In previous research as an arid ecologist I investigated predator-prey interactions, population dynamics, trophic cascades and fire ecology.


  • –present
    PhD candidate, Desert Ecology Research Group, University of Sydney
  • 2017–present
    National Research Coordinator, Surf Life Saving Australia


  • 2008 
    Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology, University of Kent, MSc Conservation Biology