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Senior Team Leader, Saving our Species Hub, Western Sydney University

I am an ecologist with broad interests in the evolution and ecology of animal-plant interactions, nutritional ecology and biodiversity conservation. I study how local environmental factors such as food quality and climate interact to limit diet and habitat selection by populations and communities of herbivores. My research incorporates a range of taxa, including mammals, insects and plants, and integrates large-scale field experiments, plant chemical analyses and molecular approaches. I also have strong interests and experience in wildlife management and conservation policy.


  • 2016–present
    Program Manager Hub Coordination, Saving our Species, NSW Office of Environment and Heritage
  • 2013–2016
    Research fellow, Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment, Western Sydney University
  • 2012–2013
    Senior Programs and Policy Officer, NSW Office of Environment and Heritage
  • 2010–2012
    Postdoctoral research fellow, University of Aberdeen
  • 2008–2010
    Research Assistant, University of Aberdeen
  • 2010–2010
    Postdoctoral research associate, The James Hutton Institute
  • 2001–2004
    Policy Officer, Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry


  • 2009 
    The Australian National University, PhD
  • 2001 
    The Australian National University, BSc (Hons)
  • 1999 
    The Australian National University, BEc