Ryan Kempster is a shark biologist and founder of the shark conservation group Support Our Sharks (www.supportoursharks.com; www.facebook.com/supportoursharks). His research focuses on the sensory capabilities of sharks and their relatives with the ultimate goal of refining and improving shark repellent devices to protect ocean users. You can learn more about Ryan's research and outreach efforts at www.supportoursharks.com

Experience

  • 2010–present
    PhD Marine Neuroecologist, University of Western Australia

Education

  • 2007 
    Bangor University, Wales, U.K., Marine Biology Master of Science
  • 2005 
    Bangor University, Wales, U.K., Marine Biology Bachelor of Science

Publications

  • 2011
    Electrosensory pore distribution and feeding in the megamouth shark, Megachasma pelagios, Aquat Biol 11:225-228
  • 2011
    Electrosensory pore distribution and feeding in the basking shark, Cetorhinus maximus, Aquat Biol 12:33-36