Researcher biography


Bachelor of Advanced Science (Honours)

Project title:

Quantifying the fine-scale behaviour, movement, and habitat use of koalas in south-east Queensland

Project description:

I am fascinated with understanding the movement ecology of animals in the wild. This includes why, how, and when animals move, and more broadly, how they survive and thrive in a changing environment. In my PhD, I use multi-axis accelerometers, high-resolution GPS devices, and machine learning to quantify the fine-scale behaviour and movement patterns of free-roaming koalas. Understanding koala movement to this detail may help us to understand areas of high mortality risk for koalas traversing the ground.


The Turner Family Foundation
Hidden Vale Research Station
Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment (Ecological Society of Australia)


Prof. Robbie WilsonAssoc. Prof. Diana Fisher