Former members from the last to leave us:



Antoine Filion

former PhD student (2018-2022)
Now: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Oklahoma State University, USA
E-mail Antoine


Upendra Bhattarai

former PhD student (2018-2022)
Now: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Harvard University, Massachusetts, USA
E-mail Upendra


Jeff Doherty

former PhD student (2018-2021)
Now: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of British Columbia, Canada
E-mail Jeff


Eunji Park

former PhD student (2017-2021)
Now: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of British Columbia, Canada
E-mail Eunji


Fátima Jorge

former postdoc (2016-2021)
Now: Electron Microscopy Technician, EM Unit, University of Otago
E-mail Fátima


Leighton Thomas

former postdoc (2020-2021)
Now: Research Fellow, Dept. of Marine Science, University of Otago
E-mail Leighton


Brandon Ruehle

former PhD student (2017-2020)
Now: Freshwater Scientist, Northland Regional Council, New Zealand
E-mail Brandon


Dovilė Murauskaitė

former PhD student (2017-2020)
Now: Back in Lithuania, taking a break from science
E-mail Dovilė


Ryan Herbison

former MSc student (2016-2019)
Now: PhD student, Dalhousie University, Canada
E-mail Ryan


Jocelyn Lindner

former MSc student (2018-2020)
Now: Yoga instructor, Dunedin, New Zealand
E-mail Jocelyn


Christian Selbach

former postdoc (2017-2019)
Now: Associate Professor, UiT The Arctic University, Tromsø, Norway
E-mail Chris


Eleanor Hay

former Honours student and Research Assistant (2017-2019)
Now: PhD student, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
E-mail Ellie


Clément Lagrue

former PhD student (2005-08) and postdoc (2012-18)
Now: Science Advisor - Ecosystems, Dept of Conservation, New Zealand
E-mail Clément


Olwyn Friesen

former PhD student (2015-2018)
Now: Sessional instructor, University of Manitoba, Canada
E-mail Olwyn


Henry Lane

former PhD student (2014-2018)
Now: Biosecurity Scientist, Natl Inst of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA), Wellington, NZ
E-mail Henry


Olivia McPherson

former MSc student (2017-2018)
Now: Environmental Data Officer, Otago Regional Council, Dunedin
E-mail Olivia


Tony Stumbo

former PhD student (2013-2017)
Now: Science Communicator, Otago Museum, Dunedin, NZ
E-mail Tony


Zac Tobias

former MSc student (2015-2017)
Now: PhD student, MIT-Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, USA
E-mail Zac


Colin MacLeod

former PhD student (2011-2015)
Now: Research Fellow, University of Alberta, Canada
E-mail Colin


Chris Niebuhr

former PhD student (2012-2016)
Now: Vertebrate Ecologist, Landcare Research, Lincoln, NZ
E-mail Chris


Haseeb Randhawa

former postdoc and senior researcher (2007-2016)
Now: Assistant Professor in Marine Biology, Fish Biology and Fisheries Science, University of Iceland
E-mail Haseeb


Fanny Maure

former postdoc (2014-2016)
Now: Research Associate, University of Quebec in Montreal, Canada
E-mail Fanny


Scott Lawrence

former postdoc (2015-2016)
Now: Research Assistant, Biochemistry Dept, University of Otago
E-mail Scott


Amanda Valois

former PhD student (2011-2015)
Now: Senior Environmental Scientist, Greater Wellington Regional Council, NZ
E-mail Amanda


Sorrel O'Connell-Milne

former MSc student (2012-2015)
Now: Coastal and Marine Scientist, Environment Southland, New Zealand
E-mail Sorrel


Sarah Mockett

former MSc student (2013-2015)
Now: Project leader, Dept of Conservation, South Island's West Coast, New Zealand
E-mail Sarah


Katie O'Dwyer

former PhD student (2012-2015)
Now: Lecturer, Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology, Ireland
E-mail Katie


Hannah Harland

former MSc student (2013-2015)
Now: Quarantine Officer, Ministry for Primary Industries, Wellington, NZ
E-mail Hannah


Isabel Blasco-Costa

former postdoc (2010-2014)
Now: Research Associate, Natural History Museum of Geneva, Switzerland
E-mail Isa


Tsukushi Kamiya

former BSc Honours student (2011-2013)
Now: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Collège de France, Paris
E-mail Tsukushi


Melanie Lloyd

former PhD student (2010-2013)
Now: High school science teacher, Vermont, USA
E-mail Melanie


Anja Studer

former PhD student (2008-2013)
Now: Lecturer, Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology, Nelson, New Zealand
E-mail Anja


Harriet Thomas

former MSc student (2009-2013)
Now: TBA
E-mail Harriet


Sabrina Hock

former MSc student (2010-2012)
Now: Research technician, University of Alaska - Anchorage, USA
E-mail Sabrina


Melisa Joe

former MSc student (2009-2012)
Now: Working for the Ministry of Social Development, New Zealand
E-mail Melisa


Anson Koehler

former PhD student (2008-2011)
Now: Research Fellow, University of Melbourne, Australia
E-mail Anson


Cally Hammond-Tooke

former BSc Honours student (2011)
Now: Veterinarian, Melbourne, Australia
E-mail Cally


Kristin Herrmann

former PhD student (2007-2011)
Now: Associate Professor, Tarleton State University, Texas, USA
E-mail Kristin


Rachel Paterson

former PhD student (2007-2011)
Now: Research Ecologist, Norwegian Institute of Nature Research, Trondheim, Norway
E-mail Rachel


Yang Lei

former Honours student (2010)
Now: Research assistant, National University of Singapore
E-mail Yang


Robert Peoples

former MSc student (2008-2010)
Now: Technician in the schistosomiasis lab at the Biomedical Research Institute, Maryland, USA
E-mail Robert


Tommy Leung

former PhD student and postdoc (2004-2010)
Now: Lecturer, University of New England, NSW, Australia
E-mail Tommy


Amanda Bates

former postdoc (2008-2010)
Now: Professor, University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
E-mail Amanda


David Thieltges

former postdoc (2007-2010)
Now: Research scientist, Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ)
E-mail David


David Kelly

former postdoc (2007-2010)
Now: Water quality scientist, Environment Canterbury, Christchurch
E-mail David


Yuri Springer

former postdoc (2008-2009)
Now: Guest researcher, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, USA
E-mail Yuri


Devon Keeney

former postdoc (2005-2008)
Now: Professor at Le Moyne College, Syracuse, NY, USA
E-mail Devon


Kim Bryan-Walker

former Honours student (2006)
Now: Conservation Ranger, Franz Josef Glacier, NZ's Dept of Conservation
E-mail Kim


Aroha Miller

former PhD student (2003-2007)
Now: Research Project Manager, Women's and Children's Hospital, Vancouver, BC, Canada
E-mail Aroha


Hugh Sturrock

former MSc student (2006-2007)
Now: Associate Professor at the University of California, San Francisco
E-mail Hugh


Janet Koprivnikar

former postdoc (2006-2007)
Now: Professor at Ryerson University, Canada
E-mail Janet


Phaedra Terezaki

former MSc student (2005-2007)
Now: Research technician at the Cawthron Institute, Nelson, NZ
E-mail Phaedra


Liza Bannock

former PG Dip Science student (2006)
Now: Doing Post Graduate Diploma in Resource Studies, Lincoln University
E-mail Liza


Brian Fredensborg

former PhD student (2002-2005)
Now: Associate Prof at University of Copenhagen, Denmark
E-mail Brian


Kyra Hay

former BSc Honours student (2004)
Now: PhD student at the University of Queensland
E-mail Kyra


François Lefebvre

former postdoc (2003-2004)
Now: Scientific Researcher, Eco-Analyses, France
E-mail François


Ellen Waymouth (née Hansen)

former MSc student (2003-2005)
Now: Research technician at Massey University, Albany, NZ
E-mail Ellen


Rohan Currey

former MSc student (2002-2005)
Now: Principal Scientist, Ministry for Primary Industries, Wellington, NZ
E-mail Rohan


Lisa McFarland

former BSc Honours student (2002)
Now: Head of Biology Teaching, Diocesan School for Girls, Auckland
E-mail Lisa


Kim Mouritsen

former Research Fellow (2001-2003)
Now: Assoc Prof at the University of Aarhus in Denmark
E-mail Kim


Dave Latham

former MSc student (2001-2002)
Now: Scientist, Landcare Research, Lincoln, NZ
E-mail Dave


Caroline Williams

former MSc student (2002-2004)
Now: Associate Prof at UC Berkeley, USA
E-mail Caroline


Charlene Willis

former MSc student (1995-1998)
Now: Lecturer, School of Environment and Science, Griffith University, Australia
E-mail Charlene


Billy Hamilton

former PhD student (1994-1998)
Now: environmental consultant in Dunedin
E-mail Billy


Frédéric Thomas

former postdoc (1997-1998)
Now: senior researcher at the CNRS, Montpellier, France
E-mail Fred


Justin Williams

former MSc student (1997-2000)
Now: Manager-Growth Solutions, for Deloitte, in Dunedin
E-mail Justin