I am a fish ecologist and research scientist based at the Australian Institute of Marine Science, Townsville, Queensland Australia. My current research focuses on monitoring and assessing fish species that comprise tropical marine ecosystems, with a particular interest in fishery species. I work on a number of ecological projects, assessing the diversity and abundance of fishes in relation to their environment, location and disturbance.
My interests stem from a background in biology and spatial ecology of exploited fishes and I am passionate about sustainable fisheries. My previous roles include projects assessing species-habitat associations, movement ecology, life histories of tropical reef and inshore fishes, and identifying and monitoring catch composition of commercial and recreational fisheries.
My career goals involve providing research to fill ecological and biological knowledge gaps for marine species, that will assist the management of fishes and their environments.