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Research fellow, UNSW Sydney

I am a postdoctoral researcher specialising in molecular biology, genomics and genetics at the University of New South Wales.

My research background is on the conservation and population genetics of dingoes. Other research interests include the use of genetic/genomics tools to inform conservation management, the evolution of canids, domestication as a genetic process and the utilisation of genetics/genomics for invasive species management.


  • 2017–present
    Adjunct associate lecturer, UNSW Australia
  • 2014–present
    Research assistant, UNSW Australia
  • 2019–present
    Research fellow, UNSW Australia


  • 2015 
    UNSW, PhD


  • 2019
    Taxonomic status of the Australian dingo: the case for Canis dingo Meyer, 1793, Zootaxa
  • 2018
    Elucidating biogeographical patterns in Australian native canids using genome wide SNPs, PLoS ONE
  • 2017
    Conservation implications for dingoes from the maternal and paternal genome: multiple populations, dog introgression and demography, Ecology and Evolution
  • 2016
    New insights on the history of canids in Oceania based on mitochondrial and nuclear data, Genetica
  • 2016
    Managing dingoes on Fraser Island: culling, conflict, and an alternative, Pacific Conservation Biology
  • 2016
    Diet adaptation in dog reflects spread of prehistoric agriculture, Heredity
  • 2011
    The identification of dingoes in a background of hybrids, Advances in genetics research
  • 2010
    Evidence of recent population expansion in the field cricket Teleogryllus commodus, Australian Journal of Zoology

Grants and Contracts

  • 2011
    Did Dingoes colonise Australia once or were there multiple introductions with seafaring traders
    Funding Source:
    Hermon Slade Foundation