Professional Background

2017- Current Postdoctoral Research Fellow University of New England
2016 Postdoctoral Research Fellow Macquarie University
2015-2016 Outreach and Events Manager Code Club Australia
2015 Science Communicator & Events Coordinator Australian Museum
2015 Research Associate University of Wollongong
2014 Endeavour Awards Research Fellow National University of Singapore
2013-2014 Research Fellow Macquarie University Sydney
2013-2014 Lecturer – BIOL208 Animal Structure and Function Macquarie University, Sydney
2014 Lecturer – Principles of Biology II New York University (Sydney Campus)
2007-2013 Head Demonstrator – Various biology subjects Macquarie University Sydney


2009- 2013 PhD Macquarie University, Sydney
Thesis title: Floral mimicry in the orchid mantis Hymenopus coronatus

2007- 2009 Master of Philosophy (MPhil) Macquarie University, Sydney
Thesis title: Population characteristics and habitat utilisation in Ciulfina praying mantids (Mantodea: Liturgusidae)

2006 Postgraduate Certificate in Research Preparation (PGCertResPrep)
Macquarie University, Sydney

2003- 2006 Bachelor of Marine Science (BMarSci) Macquarie University, Sydney

Scholarships received

2009   Macquarie University Research Excellence Scholarship – $81,414

Fellowships received

2014   Australian Endeavour Awards Research Fellowship, National University of Singapore – $18,500
2017   Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, University of New England – $258,000

Awards and distinctions

2017   Office of Environment and Heritage/Ecological Society of Australia Award for Outstanding Outreach
2012   ISBE Conference Student Poster Prize – 1st Place
2012   AES Conference Student Oral Presentation – 2nd Place
2011   Australian Learning and Teaching Council – Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning
2010   Vice Chancellor’s Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning, Macquarie University
2009   Genes to Geosciences Writing Award