I am a Senior Research Fellow at The University of Queensland in the laboratory of Professor Craig Franklin.  I have a PhD in Zoology from the University of Queensland which was awarded in 2005. I have been member of Professor Franklin’s laboratory at The University of Queensland since 1998.   I am a professional member of the Society of Experimental Biology (UK), the Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology (USA), the Australian and New Zealand Society for Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry and the Ecological Society of Australia. I have authored and co-authored over 30 papers since the completion of my PhD.

Research interests

I co-ordinate and run many of the research programs undertaken in the laboratory of Prof. Franklin whose research program largely focuses on how aquatic ectotherms (mainly vertebrates) can survive and function in extreme and changing environmental conditions.  I am involved in several projects in the lab, including studies on disease susceptibility in frogs, the control of ion regulation in acid-tolerant amphibian larvae and euryhaline sharks, and the effects of temperature and UV radiation on development and immune function in amphibian larvae and the designer of fish-friendly waterway culverts to restore migration pathways in our small native fish .

Personal interests

Spending time with my kids and husband, baking, reading.

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