PhD; Lecturer in Biological Sciences, Monash University

I am particularly interested in the ecology of Australian birds, with current research focussing on a) the conservation biology and management of threatened species and b) bird migration and the movement of avian pathogens.

My conservation orientated research has sought applied management solutions for a suite of species that occupy semi-arid mallee environments (Black-eared Miner, Mallee Emu-wren) and woodland environments (Turquoise Parrot, Grey-crowned Babbler, Helmeted and Regent Honeyeaters), whilst my work on avian pathogens has focussed on a migration corridor that exhibits a remarkable diversity of bird movement strategies.


  • –present
    Lecturer in Biological Sciences, Monash University


  • 2004 
    La Trobe University, PhD/Biological Science