PhD Students & Opportunities

We are involved as co-supervisors with students from a range of Universities, particularly the University of Tasmania. Prospective students are invited to contact us to discuss potentials projects in our area of TEPS expertise, particularly around fisheries interactions, climate impacts and adaptation, and marine pollution.
Our research interests are described on the Team page. Current students and their projects are listed below.

PhD Students

Student Topic Supervisors
Kelsey Richardson Kelsey is researching the amounts, types, fates and impacts of fishing gear loss from major commercial fisheries around the world. Denise Hardesty,
Chris Wilcox
Sierra Ison Sierra’s project aims to adapt the framework of outcome mapping to enhance conservation action using a comprehensive case study of the Northwest Shelf Flatback Turtle Conservation Program. Gretta Pecl,
Chris Cvitanovic,
Ingrid van Putten,
Alistair Hobday
Edie Bishop Edie is developing deep learning technology to identify se snakes in prawn trawler bycatch, which will aid in bycatch monitoring and enhance understanding of sea snake population dynamics and conservation status. Rich Little,
Alistair Hobday,
Geoff Tuck,
Simon Wotherspoon,
Scott Hadley

Past PhD Students

Year Student Title
2017 Pamela E Michael Pelagic longlines and albatross in the southern Indian Ocean: interactions of fleet dynamics, climate change and albatross Geoff Tuck,
Alistair Hobday,
Chris Wilcox
2019 Lauren Roman Assessing the risks of marine debris ingestion to Procellariiform seabirds Denise Hardesty,
Chris Wilcox
2021 Kathy Willis Kathy evaluated different types of government activities and their effect on reducing littering in the environment. Denise Hardesty,
Chris Wilcox
2023 Claire Mason Claire looked at climate variability influences on shy albatross populations and conservation under climate change.

Alistair Hobday,
Mary-Anne Lea,
Rachael Alderman