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Professor, Cetacean Research Unit, Murdoch University, Murdoch University

My main research interests fall into three categories: analysing and developing quantitative methods to evaluate complex animal social structures; evaluating impacts of human activity (coastal development, tourism, habitat degradation) on cetaceans; and fundamental biology and ecology, including assessing abundance and habitat use of marine wildlife. I work closely with wildlife management agencies to optimise the conservation- and management outcomes of my research.


  • 2014–present
    Professor, Murdoch University Cetacean Research Unit
  • 2011–2014
    Associate professor, Murdoch University Cetacean Research Unit


  • 2005 
    Dalhousie, University, PhD
  • 1997 
    Otago University, New Zealand, MSc
  • 1994 
    University of Odense, Denmark, BSc