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In December 2019 I obtained my PhD from the Evolution and Ecology Research Centre (EERC) at UNSW Sydney, where my research focused on the rapid evolution of introduced plants. At the moment I am employed as a Research Assistant in the EERC and continuing my research activities. I am also working part-time at Planet Ark Environmental Foundation as a Research Officer for the National Tree Day team.

Recent highlights:

  • Prize for Outstanding Evolution and Ecology Thesis (2019)
  • Prize for Outstanding Evolution and Ecology Postgraduate Researcher (2018)
  • Prize for Outreach and Communication in Evolution and Ecology (2017)
  • Winner of the 3-minute Thesis Competition at the Postgraduate Research Forum run by the School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences (Nov 2017)

Previous studies:

  • MSc course and thesis in Conservation Biology (award for top student)
  • BSc (Hons) Zoology (award for top student)

Previous roles:

  • National Tree Day campaign, weekly volunteer – Planet Ark
  • Demonstrator for biology practical sessions – UNSW
  • Front-of-House Volunteer – Australian Museum
  • Science Communicator – CSIRO’s STEM Professionals in Schools voluntary program
  • Environmental Scientist – Sinclair Knight Merz, Sydney
  • National Survey Co-ordinator – The Bat Conservation Trust, London
  • Molecular Systematics Research Officer – Royal Botanic Gardens, London

Download a full copy of my resume here.


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