My major research interests lie in the use of genetics and molecular biology to inform evidence-based management of Australian wildlife. My PhD explored the use of high-throughput molecular techniques to characterise community structure and function, clarify taxonomic and evolutionary relationships, and quantify the effects of captive management practices on symbiotic interactions in species of both commercial and conservation significance.
In my role as a Research Assistant with the ACWG I collaborate on a range of research projects including the DNA identification of wildlife struck by aircraft, PCR-based sex-determination, DNA-based parentage testing, and the analysis of genetic diversity in vulnerable marsupial populations.
- PhD Macquarie University, 2015
- BSc (Hons) Macquarie University, 2010