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Work experience

Oct 2008Present

Executive Director

Eyes on the Horizon

Lead Scientist

Foundation for the Protection of Marine Megafauna
I lead the whale shark research program at FPMM. Our research focuses on the population ecology of these enormous sharks, the implications for their conservation, and how to best manage the species on a local and regional scale. I currently supervise one PhD student and one MSc student project on whale sharks. Aside from applied research, we are also heavily involved in management of the species. I do extensive outreach work to educate and inform stakeholders, and spend much of my time directly applying my research results to on-site conservation measures. Aside from whale sharks, I'm also involved in manta ray research projects, fisheries assessment, threatened species conservation and monitoring efforts and anything else that seems interesting and relevant at the time : )



BSc (Hons)

The University of Queensland


Victoria University of Wellington



My primary research interest is in conservation ecology. Most of my present work involves threatened marine species, particularly sharks and rays. Working in Mozambique 


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