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My scientific career has been diverse and rewarding.


I completed a PhD at La Trobe University, Victoria, Australia, in 2005 in the field of Comparative Cardiorespiratory Physiology.  My PhD research focused primarily on large lizards (goannas), but unbeknownst to me, I was being drawn to the fishier side of science... 


Following my PhD, I moved to the University of Adelaide for a postdoctoral position examining the physiology of 'high performance' fishes such as southern bluefin tuna, yellowtail kingfish, and the air-breathing tarpon.

I received a Killam Postdoctoral Fellowship in 2007 to move to the University of British Columbia, Canada, to conduct research on the physiological ecology of Pacific salmon in the context of climate warming and catch-and-release fisheries. 

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I remained at UBC until 2011, at which point I was offered a position as a Research Scientist at the Australian Institute of Marine Science, Townsville, to investigate the capacity for physiological and behavioural acclimation of coral reef fishes in response to climate change stressors like ocean acidification and warming.

Looking for a change, I commenced a joint position in 2015 as a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Tasmania and the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) to assist with the development of electronic 'bio-tags'.  Bio-tags are multi-sensor tagging technologies that measure the physiology and behaviour of free-roaming animals, opening the door to revolutionising aquaculture management and redefining our understanding of how wild animals interact with their environment.

I returned to Victoria in 2017 to accept a position at Deakin University, Geelong, with a focus on aquatic animal physiology.  In August 2018, I was awarded an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship to examine the impacts of climate warming on fish populations.  After travelling 30,000 kilometres for my career, and experiencing the culture of a range of universities and government research organisations, I am excited to be back in my home state for the next phase of my research and teaching programs.

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2017 - 2023

Deakin University

Geelong, Victoria, Australia

Associate Professor

2015 - 2017

University of Tasmania

Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

Senior Research Fellow

2011 - 2015

Australian Institute of Marine Science

Townsville, Queensland, Australia

Research Scientist

2009 - 2011

University of British Columbia

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Research Associate

2007 - 2009

University of British Columbia

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Killam Postdoctoral Fellow

2005 - 2007

University of Adelaide

Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

Postdoctoral Fellow

2002 - 2005

La Trobe University

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

PhD - Comparative Physiology

2024 - current

Deakin University

Geelong, Victoria, Australia


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