Researcher, Post-doctoral Fellow
Charles Darwin University

Arafura Timor Research Facility,

23 Ellangowan Drive, 


Darwin, NT 0810

(08) 89209237

Person details


Current activities

I am currently a postdoctoral researcher based at the Australian Institute of Marine Science, Darwin. My current research uses biotelemetry and other forms of spatial observations to examine the movement ecology and distribution patterns of threatened species. I am particularly interested in understanding how sea snake populations are affected by environmental change and their vulnerability to anthropogenic threats (e.g. trawl and trap fishing, coastal development). My research aims to develop robust quantitative techniques to understand how animals interact with their environment, respond to anthropogenic threats and produce outcomes relevant to management and conservation.


I completed a Bachelor of Science degree in New Zealand majoring in zoology and ecology. I then moved to Townsville to further explore the ecology of marine animals and completed an honours degree at James Cook University, Townsville looking at the spatial ecology of coastal sharks during extreme weather conditions. For my Ph.D studies, I explored the movement ecology and dive physiology of marine snakes in North Queensland.

Academic qualifications


Membership of key national committees

- Australian Marine Sciences Association

- IUCN sea snake specialist group