Students

Prospective students who wish to join this research group are encouraged to contact me using the link above. There are often projects available here in Australia, or overseas, depending on your expertise, interest, and location of prospective co-supervisors. Please include a brief resume that outlines your interests and qualifications.

Current students
Catarina Gonçalves, PhD (2017), Institute for Marine & Antarctic Studies
Thesis title: Factors influencing the distribution of Australian beach debris

Georgie Stivaktakis, Hon (2018), Institute for Marine & Antarctic Studies
Thesis title: Quantifying nano-plastics ingested by shearwaters

Conor Neill, Hon (2018), RMIT University
Thesis title: PFAS in shearwaters exposed to plastic

Bonnie Ferguson, 3rd Year Major Research Project (2018), IMAS
Project title: Plastic in Pacific Gull boluses

Past students (completed/graduated)
Peter Puskic, Hon (2018), Institute for Marine & Antarctic Studies
Thesis title: Fatty acid and trace metal profiles in shearwaters exposed to plastic

Stephen Raison, Hon (2017), RMIT University
Thesis title: Thyroid hormones in shearwaters exposed to plastic

Megan Grant, Hon (2017), Institute for Marine & Antarctic Studies
Thesis title: Brown Boobies as a pan-tropical sentinel of marine pollution

Susie Philpot, MSc (2017), Institute for Marine & Antarctic Studies
Thesis title: Trace metal concentrations in seven species of Pterodroma petrels

Annett Finger, PhD (2016), Institute for Sustainability & Innovation, Victoria University
Thesis title: Trace metals in Little Penguin populations along south-east Australia

Phoebe Lewis, Honours (2016), RMIT University
Thesis title: Plastic, POPs and shearwaters

Osha Rudduck, MSc (2016), Institute for Marine & Antarctic Studies
Thesis title: Distribution and toxicology of plastic in the Tasman Sea

Seon Cannon, MSc (2016), Institute for Marine & Antarctic Studies
Thesis title: Plastic in Southern Ocean fish: a review

Alexandra Schmuck, MSc (2016), Marine Systems and Policies, University of Edinburgh
Thesis title: Assessment of marine debris on Caribbean islands based on geophysical features

Amelia Travers, MSc (2015), Institute for Marine & Antarctic Studies
Thesis title: Estimating microplastic density in the South Atlantic gyre

Sayaka Uematsu, Honours (2014), James Cook University
Thesis title: Physiological responses of Streaked Shearwaters to the Fukushima nuclear accident

Angus Donaldson, Honours (2014), Monash University
Thesis title: Identifying candidate Marine Protected Areas using Red-tailed Tropicbirds as an indicator species