Curriculum Vitae

 

Qualifications

PhD. Candidate in Evolutionary Ecology
Thesis: "The role of sexual conflict in the maintenance of obligate sex: insights from facultatively parthenogenetic systems?"                                                                       University of New South Wales Sydney
2014 to 2018                                         

Bachelor (Hons.) of Advanced Science (Ecology)
Thesis: "Does sexual conflict maintain facultative parthenogenesis in the spiny leaf stick insect?"
University of New South Wales Sydney
2013

 

Undergraduate Teaching

Tutor/demonstrator
BIOS3171 Evolution (3rd year course), UNSW
2015 to 2018

 

Prizes, Awards & Honours

Outstanding Evolution & Ecology Student Paper Runner-up
E&ERC, UNSW
2017

Outstanding Evolution & Ecology (Postgraduate) Researcher
E&ERC, UNSW
2015

Phil Carne Prize Runner-up
Australian Entomological Society
2015

NESCent/HHMI/SSE Annual Evolution Film Festival Winner
Evolution Conference, Guaruja, Brazil
2015

Crispin Rice Prize for Outreach and Communication in Evolution and Ecology
E&ERC, UNSW
2014

Outstanding Student Talk Runner-up
Australasian Evolution Society Conference, Geelong
2014

Research Training Program Scholarship
Australian Department of Education and Training
2014 to present

UNSW Research Excellence Award ($10,000 per annum)
UNSW
2014 to present

University Medal in Ecology
UNSW
2013

Summer Vacation Research Scholarship
UNSW
2013

 

Conference presentations

Australasian Evolution Society
Talk: "Sexual conflict in juveniles: exposure to immature males reduces asexual performance in the spiny leaf stick insect"
2017

Australasian Society for the Study of Animal Behaviour
Talk: "Bet-hedging in response to mate limitation in the spiny leaf stick insect"
2017

Behaviour2015
Talk: "Socially acquired personality in a non-social insect"
2015

Australian Entomological Society Conference
Invited talk: "Sticking it to the man: does sexual conflict maintain facultative parthenogenesis in the spiny leaf stick insect?"
2015

Australasian Evolution Society Conference
Talk: "Sticking it to the man: does sexual conflict maintain facultative parthenogenesis in the spiny leaf stick insect?"
2014

 

Volunteering

Exhibition Curator/Organiser
Creative Conversations Exhibition, Annandale
June 2017 to Present

Garden Designer/Facilitator
St Thomas Aquinas Primary School, Bowral
2009 to 2010

Mentor
Wingecarribee Health Association for Men & Moss Vale Community Garden, Moss Vale
2008

Climate Advocacy
Climate Action Now Wingecarribee (CANWin)
2007 to 2009

 

Professional Employment

University Tutor/Demonstrator
UNSW
2015 to 2018

Freelance Ecology Teacher
Contracted Employment
2014

Disability Carer
Contracted Employment
2013 to 2014

Cheese Making Workshop Facilitator
Contracted Employment
2008 to 2018

Sustainability Workshop Facilitator
Contracted Employment
2008 to 2013

Permaculture Garden Designer
Contracted Employment
2008 to 2009

Wholesale Horticulturist/Propagator
Welby Garden Centre
2007 to 2008

 

References

Assoc. Prof. Russell Bonduriansky
Honours and PhD supervisor
University of New South Wales Sydney, Australia
bonduriansky.net

Dr. Angela J Crean
Honours co-supervisor
University of Sydney, Australia
angelacrean.com.au