Senior lecturer & ARC DECRA Fellow, Deakin University and Senior lecturer & ARC DECRA Fellow, University of Technology Sydney

Marine ecologist working as an Australian Research Council (ARC) DECRA Fellow and Senior Lecturer within the Plant Functional Biology and Climate Change Cluster (C3) at the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) in NSW and the School of Life and Environmental Sciences / Centre for Integrative Ecology at Deakin University in Victoria.

Current research:
(1) Opportunities for offsetting carbon emissions using 'blue carbon' habitats
(2) Understanding factors that mediate resilience in seagrass ecosystems
(3) Assessing the ecological impacts of artificial reefs (particularly oil structures) on marine ecosystem function


  • 2010–present
    Chancellor's Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Technology, Sydney
  • 2009–2009
    Visiting Research Scholar, University of North Carolina


  • 2010 
    University of Melbourne, PhD - Marine Ecology
  • 2006 
    University of Melbourne, Bachelor of Science - Honours

Research Areas

  • Marine And Estuarine Ecology (Incl. Marine Ichthyology) (060205)
  • Phycology (Incl. Marine Grasses) (060701)
  • Ecological Applications (0501)
  • Ecological Impacts Of Climate Change (050101)
  • Ecosystem Function (050102)
  • Community Ecology (Excl. Invasive Species Ecology) (060202)


Veski Victoria Fellow, Isobel Bennett Marine Biology Fellow, NSW Tall Poppy, Victorian Coastal Council Science Panel Member, Australian Museum Eureka People's Choice Finalist, Australian America Association Dow Chemical Company Fellow, Banksia Environmental Foundation Brian Robinson Fellow, Nancy Millis Fellow