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Professor of Animal Behaviour, Macquarie University

I am a professor of animal behaviour in the School of Natural Sciences at Macquarie University in Sydney. I teach a first year course on the biological basis of behaviour and I run a research group that addresses questions mostly related to animal communication, social behaviour, cognition, and conservation.

We mostly study lizards, but also work on frogs and birds.

Learn more about our work here:

You can see photos of our study animals and field work on Flickr and Instagram:


  • 2021–present
    Professor, Macquarie University
  • 2009–2020
    Associate professor, Macquarie University


  • 1999 
    University of Stellenbosch, PhD (Zoology)