Personal profile


I am a passionate educator and researcher into deep-sea isopods. From an education aspect, I teach biology to large undergraduate cohorts and have a special research interest in how we can better equip our teaching associates for their role in undergraduate education. My other research focus is on the taxonomy and systematics of deep-sea isopods, particularly of the sub-order Asellota from south-eastern Australia.

Monash teaching commitment

BIO1011 - Blueprints for Life - Lecturer

BIO1022 - Life on Earth - Lecturer

BIO1042 - Life in the Environment - Lecturer

BIO2231 - Animal Diversity - Lecturer (Labs)

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water

Education/Academic qualification

Zoology, PhD, Australian and New Zealand Ilyarachninae (Isopoda: Asellota: Munnopsididae) and their worldwide relationships. , University of Canterbury

Award Date: 27 Apr 2007

Zoology, Botany, Bachelor of Science (Hons), University of Melbourne

Award Date: 25 Aug 2001

Research area keywords

  • Education research
  • Isopoda
  • Taxonomy
  • Deep-sea Biology