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Senior Lecturer, Agricultural Entomology, University of Sydney

My research interests focus on the ecology and behaviour of insect parasitoids and predators in relation to biological control of agricultural pests, with emphasis on non-target effects of biological control agents, parasitoid-host interactions and intraguild predation.

Current research projects include IPM of elephant weevil borer and cocoa pod borer, improved management of GM refuges in cotton, biological control of thaumastocorids on eucalypts, and improving uptake of biological control by Australian growers.


  • 2010–present
    Senior Lecturer, The University of Sydney
  • 2005–2009
    Lecturer, The University of Sydney
  • 2004–2005
    Research Entomologist, New Zealand Forest Research Ltd
  • 2001–2003
    Post-doctoral Fellow, CSIRO


  • 2000 
    University of California, Berkeley, PhD
  • 1996 
    University of Auckland, MSc (Hons)
  • 1994 
    University of Auckland, BSc

Research Areas

  • Agricultural And Veterinary Sciences (07)
  • Horticultural Crop Protection (Pests, Diseases And Weeds) (070603)
  • Crop And Pasture Protection (Pests, Diseases And Weeds) (070308)
  • Forestry Pests, Health And Diseases (070505)
  • Invertebrate Biology (060808)