My main research interests focus on the bio-acoustic communication of marine mammals and their habitat use and dependance on the marine environment.
I completed a Marine Biology undergraduate degree at James Cook University and subsequently started a research project investigating the potential for passive acoustic monitoring of coastal dolphins. Almost a decade later and I am back with a postdoctoral fellowship further investigating its potential, with better technology and analytical approaches. Much of my research experience has consisted with surveying for whales, dolphins and dugongs and obtaining information on their distribution and abundance. Many years have also been spent identifying the breeding grounds for humpback whales in the Great Barrier Reef and looking at the humpback whale song and its use for communication among the whales.