I am a marine conservation biologist, whose main research interests focus on conservation planning, natural resource management, and on anthropogenic and climate change impacts on marine mega-fauna, especially marine turtles. My passion for the ocean and marine mega-fauna and my concerns about their future has prompted me to develop a research program that addresses real-world issues and focuses on connecting people to science for effective change.
I have worked closely with government, non-government organizations, and Indigenous agencies throughout Australia, Barbados, Brazil, Kenya, Madagascar, USA, and Vanuatu.
Assistant Professor, Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Science, Florida State University (USA) 2015 -
Research Fellow, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, James Cook University (Australia) 2014 – 2015
Super Science Postdoctoral Fellow, ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies (Australia), August 2010 - 2013
Project Manager, James Cook University (Australia), March to August 2010
Group Leader, Earthwatch Institute (Australia), January, 2007, 2008 and 2009
Research Assistant, Global Lifestyles- Social technologies (Brazil), March to May 2006
Research Assistant, Wildlife Conservation Society, Marine Program (Madagascar), September to December 2005
Research/ Field leader, Barbados Sea Turtle Project (Barbados), May to September 2005
Group Leader, Indo Pacific Sea Turtle Conservation Group (Australia), Summer 2001 to 2004, 2006
Trainee, Sea Turtle Preservation Project Tamar (Brazil), December to January 2001
PhD (awarded Cum Laude), 2010, James Cook University, Townsville, Australia
Honor’s ( awarded I Class), 2004, James Cook University, Townsville, Australia