Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

I am open to supervising Honours and Postgraduate Research students here at Monash. Potential projects include:

1. Using social science to understand recreational fisheries practices and applying conservation psychology to improve sustainability.
2. Assessment of the impact of egg relocation techniques on the embryonic development and mortality of turtle eggs.
3. Investigation of the biochemistry and antimicrobial properties of sea turtle oviducal fluids.
4. Spatial ecology of leatherback turtles


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Hi, my research focuses on three broad areas of ecophysiology, spatial ecology, and conservation science and planning. I completed my BSc at the University of Wollongong and University College Cork. I then completed a PhD at Monash University. Following my PhD, I worked for Upwell Turtles (NGO) as a research scientist for one year. Since 2019, I have been a postdoc at Monash and Florida Atlantic University working on conservation, spatial ecology and physiology of turtles, sharks and crocodiles. I am currently a Research Fellow working in the Ecophysiology and Conservation Research Group with Professor Richard Reina. See

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 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water

Education/Academic qualification

Biology, PhD, Control and ecological significance of embryonic development in turtles and crocodiles, School of Biological Sciences

Apr 2013Jan 2018

Award Date: 4 Jan 2018

Biology & Environmental Science, Bachelor of Science Advanced (1st Class Honours) Biology & Environmental Science Majors, University of Wollongong


Award Date: 1 Jul 2012

Research area keywords

  • Turtle
  • Crocodile
  • Ecophysiology
  • Spatial ecology
  • Conservation Biology
  • Embryonic Development
  • GIS
  • Conservation Planning

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