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Our people

Director

Sally Carson (Director) 1xSally Carson
Tel +64 3 479 5842
Email sally.carson@otago.ac.nz

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
Sally Carson's profile

Curator

Aaron Heimann
Tel +64 3 479 5841
Email aaron.heimann@otago.ac.nz

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.

Aquarists

johnJohn Campbell
Email john.campbell@otago.ac.nz

Brigitte Kammlein
Email brigitte.kammlein@otago.ac.nz

Jack Campbell
Email portobello.marinescience@otago.ac.nz

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.

Community Engagement Co-ordinator

Tamlyn Somerford (Community Engagement Coordinator) 1xTamlyn Somerford
Tel +64 3 479 5826
Email tamlyn.somerford@otago.ac.nz

Tamlyn manages community events lead by the NZ Marine Studies Centre, including delivery and promotion. Some events include those for Seaweek, Wild Dunedin, Conservation Week and the International Science Festival. Tamlyn also supports various citizen science projects associated with the NZMSC including Marine Metre Squared, Shark Spy and the Fishy Webcams.

Client Services Administrator

Ella Robinson
Tel +64 3 479 5826
Email portobello.marinescience@otago.ac.nz

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 Gifted and Talented

Hanna Ravn (Educator - Secondary Level) 1xHanna Ravn
Tel +64 27 614 1799
Email hanna.ravn@otago.ac.nz

Hanna is a Professional Practice 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, and for gifted and talented students providing programmes with academic, social and cultural opportunities. Hanna trains and supervises educators to assist in the delivery of these programmes.

Educator – Primary level, and Gifted and Talented

Elle Ueland
Tel +64 3 479 5843
Email elle.ueland@otago.ac.nz

Responsible for teaching primary education programmes through the Marine Studies Centre and assisting with the organisation, development and promotion of these programmes.

Project Co-ordinator – Citizen Science

Rob Lewis
Email rob.lewis@otago.ac.nz

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

Tel +64 3 479 5826
Email portobello.marinescience@otago.ac.nz

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