Following his interest in herpetology and the natural world, Cameron completed a BSc with Honours in ecology at the University of Queensland, where he is now a PhD candidate. He has previously assisted with research into the social systems of eastern water dragons, monitor lizard movement and the mitigation of sea turtle nest predation. Along with this he also has extensive experience working with and caring for a variety of reptile species, including venomous snakes and crocodylians.

Research interests

His research is primarily centred around animal ecology, with a particular focus on understanding how both intrinsic and extrinsic factors influence the movement and behaviour of animals. His current research is focused on understanding the social interactions of estuarine crocodiles (Crocodylus porosus) and how these interactions influence their mating systems and use of habitat.

Awards & achievements                                                                 

  • 2018 - current: Research Training Program Scholarship (RTP)
  • 2016: Dean’s Commendation for Academic Excellence

Society affiliations

  • Australian Society of Herpetologists
  • University of Queensland Herpetological society

Personal interests                                                                           

  • Herpetology
  • Photography
  • Hiking 
  • Mountain biking