Education and training

Academic achievements

PhD, surveying technology. University of Tasmania, 2016

Bachelor of Antarctic Studies (honors first class). Institute of Antarctic and Southern Ocean Studies, University of Tasmania, 2004

Bachelor of Science, psychology and neuroscience. Australian National University, 1998

Current certifications

Rifle handling and polar bear safety, Norwegian Polar Institute, February 2022 (expires February 2023)

Workplace first aid, Norwegian Red Cross, May 2021 (expires May 2023)

Norwegian open class 1 drone pilot February 2021

Level 1 telemark skiing instructor, Australian Professional Snowsport Instructors, June 2020.

Aeronautical Radio Operators Certificate, Australian Civil Aviation Authority, June 2019.

Multirotor RPAS <25kg pilot, Australian Civil Aviation Authority, June 2019.

Software carpentry instructor, The Carpentries, May 2018.

Chainsaw operation and maintenance, Tasmanian Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment, 2007. See:

Avalanche safety management level 1 (equivalent to ARM 5/CAA Ops 1), Otago Polytechnic / NZSSI, August 2006. See:


Australian Postgraduate Award, 2009. A highly competitive research funding award which paid my doctoral candidate salary and covered university costs.