I am a PhD candidate jointly though the Centre of Forensic Science at the University of Technology Sydney and the Australian Museum Research Institute, Australian Centre for Wildlife Genomics. Currently, I am developing new forensic methods aimed at detecting illegally trafficked live reptiles in transit. In addition, I am using chemical and genetic methods to determine the geographic origin of confiscated shingleback lizards (Tiliqua rugosa). The primary aim of my PhD is to develop these detection and intelligence methods to be fit-for-purpose and readily accessible to enforcement agencies.
My background is in marine mammal forensic toxicology, where I investigated coastal and estuarine bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) exposure to toxins produced during harmful algal blooms. I have a passion for wildlife conservation and welfare, as well as educating the public about issues faced by wildlife, including the illegal wildlife trade.
Bachelor of Science, Environmental Science; Specialization in Biological and Environmental Conservation.
Master of Science, Biology.