Fulbright Scholar and Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Deakin University

I am an Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Deakin University within the Centre for Integrative Ecology. I hold a courtesy faculty position within the Department of Forest Ecosystems and Society at Oregon State University, and I am an Affiliate Assistant Professor within the School of Environmental and Forest Sciences at the University of Washington. I continue to collaborate with the Desert Ecology Research Group at The University of Sydney, where I am based.

I have broad research interests in the ecology, conservation and management of mammals. My research addresses how species respond to human-induced changes to the landscape. I am particularly interested in how humans and top predators shape and drive ecosystem processes.

My doctoral research focused on the ecology and behaviour of the dingo in the Tanami Desert of central Australia. As a Fulbright Postdoctoral Scholar I investigated interactions between grey wolves, coyotes and red foxes across North America. I have also completed research on the diet of domestic dogs in remote communities and on the ecology of feral cats and red foxes. I recently completed a global review on the ecological effects of providing resource subsidies to predators.


  • 2014–present
    Courtesy Faculty, Oregon State University
  • 2014–present
    Postdoctoral Research Assistant, University of Sydney
  • 2016–2017
    Adjunct assistant professor, University of Washington
  • 2016–2017
    Postdoctoral research fellow, Deakin University
  • 2013–2014
    Fulbright Scholar (Postdoctoral), Oregon State University/University of Washington
  • 2011–2013
    Senior Ecologist, SMEC
  • 2013–2013
    Research Fellow, University of Sydney
  • 2005–2011
    Consultant, Low Ecological Services


  • 2011 
    University of Sydney, PhD
  • 2005 
    University of Sydney, MSc
  • 2004 
    University of Sydney, BSc (Environmental)

Research Areas

  • Ecosystem Function (050102)
  • Invasive Species Ecology (050103)
  • Wildlife And Habitat Management (050211)