I am a behavioural ecologist and science communicator at Deakin University in Geelong, Australia. My PhD research is studying the ecological role of incubation calling and prenatal learning in the Australian zebra finch (Taeniopygia guttata).

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Wrangling a common bronzewing at Serendip Sanctuary, Victoria.

In 2013, I graduated as valedictorian from a Master of Science (Zoology) at the University of Melbourne. My two-year research project studied how personality affects call learning in an Australian songbird, the superb fairy-wren (Malurus cyaneus).

In addition to doing science, I also love writing and talking about it. I am currently Life Science editor for Lateral, an online science magazine written by early-career scientists. In 2014, I produced A Science Story, a weekly half-hour radio program for SYN 90.7 FM.

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