I am a scientist with a strong interest in biomathematics to test hypotheses in population and community ecology. I hold a MPhil in marine ecology (1996) and a PhD in demography (2012). I have completed my first postdoc in thermal physiology (2018) and, from April 2018, I am an ARC Research Associate in palaeoecology. I have published 25 research papers, trained several hundred researchers through postgraduate lecturing of multivariate statistics, and described 4 species new to science. I have written >70 popular-science articles, do consultancy work and statistical programming in R, and have given scientific conferences at international congresses and for the general public. I have developed communication skills for science through story-telling performance, soccer coaching and 9 years of English academic tuition. Being a generalist ecology, my overarching goals are to generate evidence-based data and knowledge to improve our understanding about processes driving ecological change, and to strengthen the connection of my research with society's challenges and wellbeing.