Originally from New Zealand, I obtained my PhD in Marine Biology from James Cook University, Australia and subsequently completed postdoctoral appointments at the Georgia Institute of Technology and University of Delaware in the USA, and at the University of Saskatchewan, Canada. Most recently, I have been based at Deakin University, Australia, having received an Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellowship.
I am a marine and behavioural ecologist interested in understanding how animals sense and interact with their environment. I am particularly interested in how the behaviour of animals is affected by human activities. I have published over 30 research articles, literature reviews, and book chapters in journals such as Nature Communications, Ecology Letters, and Current Biology.