I am a self-driven, dedicated and skilled marine biologist with eight years of research and applied experience across a range of aquatic environments, and two years of professional environmental consulting and project management experience. Currently, I am in the last year of my PhD studies. My research focuses on coral community ecology, and specifically, I am asking how can we better understand what determines the success or failure of new coral larvae recruiting into a coral community, and how does this process influence coral community structure. Successful coral recruitment is essential to coral reef resilience and recovery.
The Westpac Future Leaders Scholarship has had a lasting impact on me and my research. The leadership program was pivotal in providing me with a different set of skills to tackle my PhD and gain the most out of the experience. The generous funding of the Westpac Future Leaders Scholarship has also provided me with stability enabling me to concentrate on my studies.
Skills & Expertise
- Marine Biology
- Coral ecology
- Science outreach
My aim is to carry out vital coral reef research to help preserve Australia's beautiful reefs for generations to come.
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