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Sally Carson (Director) 1xSally Carson
Tel +64 3 479 5842

Provides strategic leadership to support knowledge development, sharing and co-ordination of school-science-community engagement initiatives in Marine Science. Sally also oversees management of the NZMSC including fund development.

Sally is also a member of the Coastal People: Southern Skies collaboration that connects communities with world-leading, cross-discipline research to rebuild coastal ecosystems.

Coastal People: Southern Skies
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Aaron Heimann
Tel +64 3 479 5841

Aaron supervises all aquarium collections and animal husbandry. He catalogues and maintains aquarium collections and databases and ensures all aquarium operations comply with animal ethics, permits and codes of practice. His role includes development of new aquarium tank displays and assistance with the development of interpretive exhibits.


Brigitte Kammlein

Jack Campbell

All our aquarists care for the marine animals and plants held in the Aquarium at the NZ Marines Studies Centre. They assist with animal and plant collections and occasionally operate small boats and assist with education programme deliveries for schools and adult groups.

Divisional Services Administrator

Ella Robinson
Tel +64 3 479 5826

Based in the NZ Marine Studies Centre office, Ella carries out administration and reception duties for the NZMSC and the Portobello Marine Laboratory.

Educator – Secondary Level, and Science Extension

Hanna Ravn (Educator - Secondary Level) 1xTeresa Morrell
Tel +64 3 479 5843

Teresa is a Teaching Fellow at the Centre who develops, co-ordinates and teaches Marine Science education programmes for schools and interest groups. Her focus is on secondary curriculum and assessment needs, providing programmes with academic, social and cultural opportunities.

Educator – Primary level

Hannah Drury
Tel +64 3 479 5843

Hannah has both a science and education degree and experience with informal learning environments. As a Professional Practice Fellow she is responsible for development and delivery of the Marine Science education programmes for primary schools and interest groups. Her focus is on primary and early childhood curriculum, providing programmes with academic, social and cultural opportunities.

Educator – Nelson

Glenis Paul
Tel +64 21 4 62326 (+64 21 4 OCEAN)

Glenis is a very experienced secondary science teacher but relates well to all ages, including primary and early childhood students. Glenis is based in Nelson but is covering the Nelson/Marlborough/Tasman regions, as part of our Ministry of Education – Enhancing Local Curriculum contract.

Project Co-ordinator – Citizen Science

Rob Lewis
Tel +64 21 279 0058

As our resident shark expert, Rob is responsible for the development and organisation of our Shark Spy citizen science project. He also leads and assists in the teaching of our secondary education, Aquavan, and science extension programmes.

Inaturalist Shark Spy
Zooniverse Shark Spy

General Enquiries

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