My experience spans scientific research, STEM education and community service.
My PhD research is driven both by fundamental scientific questions and the applied context of tropical forest restoration. I look to link the survival and growth of rainforest trees with their structural and physiological traits, which indicate their resiliency and sensitivity to this and future environments. My ambition is to develop tools that benefit decision-making in forest restoration throughout the region.
I am also uniquely invested in communicating science. I have delivered and assisted in the development of STEM programs that have reached thousands of students and public across Victoria, and now demonstrate for ANU courses ranging in topic from statistics to academic science communication.
I (intermittently) author a science blog called rockdocpress, and consult on / volunteer toward other science communication fun. Central to my communication practice is the belief that engaging people in the process of discovery empowers us to connect with the world and to explore constructive change.