My research has been featured in various press releases, newspaper and radio articles:

Graduate Profiles

R&D Now (Curtin University Magazine) – Austral Summer 2015 / 16

The magazine of Curtin’s Office of Research and Development ran a short profile on my PhD research and 3MT success. Read the article (pg 19) here:  R-D_Now_Summer_2015

FameLab Australia

April 2015

An international science communication, I won People’s Choice of the Western Australian state finals in  2015.  I then went on to compete in the Australian national finals, held in Fremantle.  Watch the video here.

Making a Splash Across the World

Voice (University of Aberdeen Alumni Magazine) – Autumn / Winter 2014

The University of Aberdeen’s Lighthouse Field Station has provided training opportunities for hundreds of students in marine mammal and seabird research.  This article discusses where graduates have gone on to across the world to mark the 25th anniversary of the field station.  Read Article

Coastal Dolphins of Western Australia

Discovering Conservation – December 2014

An interview with James Borrell, founder of Discovering Conservation, discussing my “science story”, research, and advice for marine science graduates.  Read Interview

3-Minute-Thesis (3MT) Competition

Assorted Media – November 2014

In Nov 2014, I won the Trans-Tasman 3MT Competition, an event where students from 48 universities across Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong and Malaysia had to present their thesis in 3mins to a generalist audience.  This resulted in various media releases, newspaper articles and TV reports, listed below:

Snubfin Dolphin Research in the Kimberleys

ABC Kimberley Radio – October 2014

An interview with Richard Dinnen on the Breakfast Show discussing research on snubfin dolphins in Roebuck Bay.

Radio Goolari – October 2014

Jason Fowler, radio broadcaster for “The Sound Environment” show on Radio Goolari, interviews myself and Dr Josh Smith (Murdoch University) about our behavioural and acoustic research on snubfin dolphins in Roebuck Bay

Radio Goolari – July 2014

Myself, Dr Chandra Salgado Kent (Curtin University) and Dr Deb Thiele (Australia National University) are interviewed on “The Sound Environment” show on Radio Goolari.  The interview discusses our research conducting visual and acoustic surveys of snubfin dolphins in Roebuck Bay

Swan River Dolphin Watch

Destination WA – April 2014

A short TV segment describing the citizen science program Dolphin Watch, which monitors the Swan River bottlenose dolphin population.  Myself and Delphine Chabbane (Murdoch University) are interviewed by Trevor Cochrane, and discuss our dolphin research in the river.  Watch the Video

BBC Wildlife Magazine Young Environmental Journalist of the Year 2007

BBC Wildlife Magazine – Aug 2007

Whilst studying my undergraduate at the University of Aberdeen, I entered an environmental journalism competition run by BBC Wildlife Magazine.  The challenge was to write an article about a “conservation hero”, so I interviewed Prof. Paul Thompson from the university’s Lighthouse Field Station in a piece called “The Pod-Father” which described our first dolphin encounter together and his views on marine conservation.  I was honoured to win this award, with some lovely feedback from the judges.  See the original media release here.


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