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Professor - Marine Ecology / Rutherford Discovery Fellow, Massey University

Professor Stockin’s research interests interface animal welfare science, ethology, toxicology and veterinary pathology and are particularly focused on human impacts affecting marine mammal populations.

As Rutherford Discovery Fellow (2019-2024), her research focuses on the application of Artificial Intelligence (AI), innovative technologies and evolutionary theory to address the conservation-welfare nexus during human-wildlife interactions.


  • 2022–present
    Chair - Ethics , Society for Marine Mammal Science
  • 2007–present
    Professor, Massey University
  • 2019–present
    Rutherford Discovery Fellow, Royal Society Te Aparangi
  • 2018–2020
    Strandings Coordinator, International Whaling Commission


  • 2008 
    Massey University, PhD Zoology
  • 1999 
    University of Aberdeen, MSc Marine & Fisheries Science
  • 1998 
    Plymouth University , BSc Marine Biology / Ecology