NEWS : whats happening in my world?


April 3rd 2016 - The 3 part TV documentary will be airing 10th, 17th and 24th April, 2016 on ABC TV in Australia.


Feb 17th 2016 - After a very lengthy wait for the examiners to return comments my PhD is successfully defended and complete! Degree to be conferred on 7th April 2016.


21 Dec 2015 - The fantastic interactive website for 'David Attenborough's Great Barrier Reef'' lauched today.

I have been working on this for the past year since consulting for the team and Sir David Attenborough last November.

Check out the links to my data here on the Wedge-tailed shearwaters of Heron Island and my interview here.

Click through to Explore Chapter 1, then go to the bottom of the page to 'a Global Destination'. This section covers a number or animals and my shearwaters can be found by clicking through to the bird icon which then has the migration tracks beautifully represented on a map followed by my interview and further information on the next page. 


Jun 2015 - Plans and preparations for the World Seabird Conference are coming along. My Early Career Scientist Committee has organised some fantastic events both before and during the conference.

29 Apr 2015 - PhD Thesis is SUBMITTED! Now the 2-3 months wait for it's examination...

In the meantime I'm moving to Sydney for some work.

11th Nov 2014 - great presentation of my research to the members of Birds QLD a wonderful and generous group that has funded my research throughout my PhD.

9 Nov 2014 - Just got back from working with Sir David Attenborough on Heron Island! Watch this space in late 2015....and your TV screens for something new and brilliant from the great man.

22 May 2014 - Hauraki Gulf and New Zealand here I come! A winter writing and helping with fascinating studies being conducted on Grey-faced petrels on Tawharanui Peninsula with Megan Friesen and  Bethels Beach with Graeme Taylor.

24 Feb 2014 - Im on my first trip to New Caledonia and it is all about tracking Wedge-tailed shearwaters locally and over the winter update November when they return to the colony...

Jul 2013 - Im now officially the chair of the Early Career Scientists committee for the World Seabird union conference to be held sometime late 2015 in Cape Town. Brilliant! ECS are one of the main focuses for this conference!