I am a scientist and science communicator with a passion for the natural world. I have a background in behavioural ecology researching a whole range of topics including how praying mantises deceive other animals with elaborate and colourful dispays; how ants shape ecosystems by dispersing plant seeds and insect eggs, and how citizen scientists can help study animal behaviour across Australia. If you are after some light bedtime reading a full list of my scientific publications can be found here. My academic CV is available here if you’re into that kinda thing…

I am the founder and director of In Situ Science, a registered charity dedicated to supporting Australian research, exploration, and education. I host the In Situ Science podcast and produce content for the In Situ Science YouTube channel and live events. Visit the In Situ Science website to find out more about Australian scientists and how they make groundbreaking discoveries. Think of it like a ‘behind-the-scenes’ look into real science

I have written for Australian Geographic, Biosphere and The Conversation and have produced science podcasts for UNE Discovery (Curiosity Built the Boilerhouse). I have worked in as a science communicator for Code Club Australia and the Australian Museum. I regularly chat the Radio National’s Science Show, and to ABC Newcastle about the amazing world of spiders on their Creepy But Curious segment. I am a member of the New England North West Regional Science Hub and help bring their Science in the Club series to regional Australia.