Meet the team

– Postdocs, students and staff –

Prof. Jessica Meeuwig

Director and Research Leader

Marine conservation and protected areas / non-destructive sampling / pelagic and reef fish assemblages / environmental policy

Dr. Shanta Barley

Postdoctoral Fellow

Mesopredators / apex predators / coral reefs / predator-prey interactions / condition / diet / risk effects

Dr. Phil Bouchet

Postdoctoral Fellow

Pelagic sharks and fish / cetaceans / hotspots / submarine topography / spatial modelling / abundance estimation

Dr. James Hehre

Postdoctoral Fellow

Seaweed / coral reefs / ecosystem resilience / community ecology / human impacts

Dr. Tom Letessier

Adjunct Research Fellow

Pelagic fishes / plankton / conservation / spatial management / marine protected areas

Chris Thompson

PhD candidate

Pelagic sharks and fishes / behaviour / stereo-BRUVS / video analysis / field logistics

David Tickler

PhD candidate

Reef sharks / marine protected areas / Illegal fishing / telemetry / sentinel species / Chagos / Sri Lanka

Jack McElhinney

PhD candidate

Sharks, billfishes and tunas / physiology / oxygen / pO2, pCO2, and pH / marine conservation

Marjorie Cattaneo Fernandes

PhD candidate

Pelagic sharks and fishes / forage species / juveniles / spatial ecology / behaviour / mid-water BRUVS / Chagos / Palau

Sean van Elden

PhD candidate

Sharks and fishes / novel ecosystems / oil and gas / stereo-BRUVS / decommissioning

Alex McLennan

Masters student

Fishes and sharks / mono-BRUVS / stereo-BRUVS / MaxN / species richness

Tess Lyons

Masters student

Moray eels / stereo-BRUVS / size distribution / head morphometry / behaviour / video analysis

Thelma Panaïotis

Masters student

Pelagic fishes / schooling behaviour / stereo-BRUVS / risk effects

Thom Tothill

Masters student

Fishes and sharks / novel ecosystems / oil and gas / ROV video analysis / decommissioning

Hanna Jabour Christ

Communications and Data Manager

Pelagic and reef sharks and fishes / stereo-BRUVS / field logistics / metadata / communication / events

Louis Masarei

Image analyst

Pelagic and reef sharks and fishes / behaviour / stereo-BRUVS / video analysis / field logistics

Nikki Decampe

Image analyst

Pelagic and reef sharks and fishes / behaviour / stereo-BRUVS / video analysis / field logistics

Adam Jolly

Image analyst

Pelagic and reef sharks and fishes / behaviour / stereo-BRUVS / video analysis / field logistics

Claire Raphael

Image analyst

Pelagic and reef sharks and fishes / behaviour / stereo-BRUVS / video analysis / field logistics

Vyv Summers

Image analyst

Pelagic and reef sharks and fishes / behaviour / stereo-BRUVS / video analysis / field logistics