Professional experience

17 years of shark research experience

Over the past 17 years I have had the opportunity to work in remote locations, conduct groundbreaking research and be a part of cutting edge exploratory science. This has enabled me to accumulate a diverse set of field and laboratory skills, covering everything from acoustic telemetry to stock assessments to socio-economic surveys.

Research experience & Professional affiliations

South African Shark Conservancy: Managing Director & Research Scientist (2007 – present)
African Coelacanth Ecosystem Programme: GIS & Data Management Intern (2006 – 2007)
Google Ocean Project: GIS & Meta-data Management Intern (2006 – 2007)
Rhodes University: Fisheries Research & Management Advisor (2003 – 2005)
Marine & Coastal Management: Scientific Diver & GIS Research Assistant (2003)
Canadian Shark Research Laboratory: Research Assistant (2000 – 2003)

Chair: 4th Southern African Shark and Ray Symposium (2016-present)
Advisor: Réunion Shark Risk Management Centre (2016-present)
Scientific Advisor: South African Shark Advisory Group (2015–present)
Chair & Coordinator: Cape Whale Coast Hope Spot (2014 - present)
Scientific Advisor: Demersal Shark Longline Association (2008-present)
Member: IUCN Shark Specialist Group (2004–present)