I am a lecturer in spatial science and a researcher within the College of Science and Engineering at James Cook University in Townsville, Australia. I use geospatial technologies, including global positioning systems (GPS), drones and satellite remote sensing to map, measure and understand patterns in the environment and the physical and social processes that drive them. My research draws together data from diverse sources to create spatially explicit datasets and models that can be analysed and queried to reveal underlying drivers and inform sustainable management. I have been fortunate to work on projects examining how Indo-Pacific reefs grow and evolve over years to millennia; measuring reef island dynamics in the Torres Strait to support adaptation in a changing future; determining how reefs interact with waves and currents to provide coastal protection and mapping the distribution and type of litter to reduce marine plastic pollution. I enjoy multidisciplinary research and combining fieldwork with a variety of geospatial technologies to better understand the world and our part in it.
Read more about my work on my Research Portfolio.