Professional Background

2017- Current Director, In Situ Science
2017- 2020 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of New England 2016 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Macquarie University
2015-2016 Outreach and Events Manager, Code Club Australia
2015 Science Communicator & Events Coordinator, Australian Museum
2015 Research Associate, University of Wollongong
2014 Endeavour Awards Research Fellow, National University of Singapore
2013-2014 Research Fellow, Macquarie University
2013-2014 Lecturer – BIOL208 Animal Structure and Function, Macquarie University
2014 Lecturer – Principles of Biology II, New York University (Sydney Campus)
2007-2013 Head Demonstrator – Various biology subjects, Macquarie University


2009- 2013 PhD Macquarie University, Sydney
Thesis title: Floral mimicry in the orchid mantis Hymenopus coronatus

2007- 2009 Master of Philosophy (MPhil) Macquarie University, Sydney
Thesis title: Population characteristics and habitat utilisation in Ciulfina praying mantids (Mantodea: Liturgusidae)

2006 Postgraduate Certificate in Research Preparation (PGCertResPrep)
Macquarie University, Sydney

2003- 2006 Bachelor of Marine Science (BMarSci) Macquarie University, Sydney

Scholarships received

2009   Macquarie University Research Excellence Scholarship – $81,414

Fellowships received

2017   Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, University of New England – $258,000
2014   Australian Endeavour Awards Research Fellowship, National University of Singapore – $18,500

Awards and distinctions

2017   Office of Environment and Heritage/Ecological Society of Australia Award for Outstanding Outreach
2012   ISBE Conference Student Poster Prize – 1st Place
2012   AES Conference Student Oral Presentation – 2nd Place
2011   Australian Learning and Teaching Council – Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning
2010   Vice Chancellor’s Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning, Macquarie University
2009   Genes to Geosciences Writing Award