Employment history

CURRENT

TEACHING

Laboratory tutor

  • Conservation Biology BIOL351 (2010-current),
  • Terrestrial and Marine Ecology BIOL355 (2008, 2010, 2013),
  • Functional Biology BIOL105 (2012),
  • Marine and Freshwater Biodiversity BIOL240 (2011).

Lecture

  • Functional ecology of plant secondary metabolites, BIOL241 (2011-current)
  • Evolution of ‘life on land’, BIOL241 (2012-current)
  • Plant evolution, phylogeny and taxonomy,┬áBIOL241 (2012-current)
  • Functional anatomy and ecology of plants,┬áBIOL241 (2012-current)
  • Ecological impacts of global environmental change, BIOL104 (current)
  • Statistics for environmental scientists, ENVI391 (2011-current)

Laboratory and field course supervision

  • Plant community identification and assembly, BIOL241 (2011-current)
  • Plant identification, BIOL241 (2012-current)
  • Bird survey techniques, BIOL241 (2012-current)
  • Plant functional biology, BIOL241 (2012-current)
  • Statistics for environmental scientists, ENVI391 (2011-current)

Teacher Evaluation Summary Report for Lecture and Tutorial Classes – student evaluation score averaging 5.63 out of 6 (94 %) for BIOL241 (Biodiversity of Terrestrial Organisms) and ENVI391 (Environmental Science and Systems).

PAST

Student supervision, Janet Cosh Herbarium, University of Wollongong (2011)

Teaching assistant, plant identification course and skills for environmental assessment, Janet Cosh Herbarium, University of Wollongong (2010-2011)

Field research assistant, Division of Ecology and Evolution, Imperial College London, Silwood Park (2009). Duties/skills: Mist netting, bird surveys, population monitoring. For verification and reference, contact Alex Lord.

Project officer, Southern Habitat Pty Ltd (2008). Duties/skills: Report preparation, vegetation and weed management plans, botanical surveys, design and supervision of restoration projects, preparation of tender applications. For verification and reference, contact the Managing Director Jay Windsor (jay@southernhabitat.com.au).

Research assistant, University of Wollongong (2008). Projects: community assembly and drought and weed impacts.

Bush regenerator, Southern Habitat Pty Ltd (2005-2007). Duties/skills: weed management, revegetation. For verification and reference, contact the Managing Director Jay Windsor (jay@southernhabitat.com.au).

Research Assistant, Colgate University, New York, USA (2006). Duties/skills: extraction of diatoms from sediment cores, diatom identification. For verification and reference, contact Professor Amy Leventer.

VOLUNTEER

Janet Cosh Herbarium (2005)

Eastern Ground Parrot surveys, Barren Grounds, NSW (2004-2006)

Meals on Wheels, Home and Community Care, Broken Hill (2002-2003).

 

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