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. James Hehre

Programme Manager

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

Hanna Jabour Christ

Communications and Data Manager

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

Dr. Shanta Barley

Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Andrew Forrest

PhD candidate

Pelagic sharks and fishes / stereo-BRUVS / biogeography / critical habitat / conservation and 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

Lincoln Hood

PhD candidate

Pelagic sharks and fishes / MPAs / impact / conservation / Western Australia coast

Marjorie Cattaneo Fernandes

PhD candidate

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

Naima Andrea López

PhD candidate

Sharks / migration / spatial and temporal distribution/ BRUVS / marine conservation

Sean van Elden

PhD candidate

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

Amy McAlpine

Masters student

Catch reconstructions / small-scale fisheries / IUU fishing / East Africa / overfishing / underreporting

Daniel Blechynden

Masters student

Fisheries / sustainability / MSC certification / overfishing

Louise Hingley

Masters student

Sharks / land-based trophy fishing / threatened species / impact / social media / conservation

Matt Ansell

Masters student

Catch reconstructions / fisheries management / India / unreported catch / food security

Tess Lyons

Masters student

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

Thom Tothill

Masters student

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

Siti Mutaza

Intern

Pelagic and reef sharks and fishes / stereo-BRUVS / video analysis / novel ecosystems / oil and gas / decommissioning

Adam Jolly

Alumni staff

Alex McLennan

Masters completion

Claire Raphael

Alumni staff

Nikki De Campe

Alumni staff

Vyv Summers

Alumni staff

Louis Masarei

Alumni staff

Dr. Phil Bouchet

Postdoctoral completion

Thelma Panaiotis

Masters completion

Jemma Turner

Honours completion

Rachel White

Alumni staff

Dr. Joyce Ong

PhD completion

Dr. Luciana Cerqueira Ferreira

PhD completion

Dr. Tom Letessier

Postdoctoral completion

Dr. Ana Sequeira

Postdoctoral completion

Dr. Issam Al-Rasady

PhD completion

Dr. Jean-Baptiste Juhel

PhD completion

Dr. Gabriel Vianna

PhD completion

Dr. Janelle Braithwaite

PhD completion

Jock Clough

Masters completion