My research interests include marine and estuarine ecology, biological oceanography, fisheries with an emphasis on telemetry and modelling approaches. My previous research has focused on using stable isotopes to investigate the basal resources for exploited crustaceans during their estuarine phase. I completed my bachelor’s degree in environmental science and management at the University of Newcastle in 2018, and began my PhD in the FAMER lab at the University of New South Wales in 2019.
For my PhD research I am working in collaboration with NSW DPI Fisheries to investigate several aspects of the life history of Giant Mud Crab (Scylla serrata) in temperate south-east Australia. This work aims to quantify the environmental triggers of spawning and the subsequent effects of oceanography on dispersal and recruitment, and integrate these with commercial catch data to explain variations observed within the fishery in the context of a changing environment. This work is supervised by Prof. Iain Suthers (UNSW) and Dr. Matt Taylor (NSW DPI Fisheries) and is funded by the Fisheries Research and Development Corporation.