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Professor, University of Otago

I am a conservation biologist who works mainly with marine mammals, particularly on their ecology, acoustic behaviour and their problems with entanglement in fisheries. I co-lead a research group at Otago University which runs detailed long-term studies on Hector's dolphins, bottlenose dolphins, sperm whales and right whales.


  • 2013–present
    Professor, University of Otago
  • 2017–present
    Head of Department of Marine Science, University of Otago


  • 1990 
    University of Canterbury, PhD