I earned my Ph.D. from the University of British Columbia (UBC) in November 2010 and have had excellent opportunities throughout my research career thus far both as a Ph.D. student, as a Post-doctoral Fellow, and now as an Associate Professor. My PhD. thesis, under the supervision of Prof. Colin Brauner, focused on the evolution of oxygen uptake and delivery in fishes and the mechanisms used to maintain performance during stress.
Upon completing my Ph.D., I worked with Prof. David J. Randall (emeritus, UBC), at the City University of Hong Kong as a Post-doctoral Fellow (2010-2011) where I investigated the role of secondary circulatory systems during stress in fish. In 2011, I was awarded an Australian Research Council (ARC) “Super Science Fellowship” at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies (CoECRS) at James Cook University (JCU) and then in 2014 an ARC Discovery Fellowship for early career researchers (DECRA). I have since been promoted to Associate Professor. Broadly, my research program addresses coral reef fish adaptation and the resilience of coral reef ecosystems to climate change.