Shipwrecks, photography & underwater adventures
Like many West Aussies, I grew up on the ocean. My earliest memories include countless summer days snorkeling in Geographe Bay and fishing with my Grandad, to exploring the storm washed shores for ocean treasures that may have appeared in winter.
At 14, I decided to take my love of the ocean further - I begged to get my SCUBA ticket for my birthday (thankfully I have amazing parents) and I've never looked back.
One big change did occur - I discovered that I could combine my love of the sea with my curiosity of ancient history and archaeology. At 18, I moved interstate, away from my family and friends, to study maritime archaeology.
Fast forward 10 years and I'm the Senior Curator for Maritime Archaeology at the Museum of Tropical Quennsland and James Cook University (Tropical Archaeology Research Lab) based in Townsville at the door step of the Great Barrier Reef.
My research focus currently revolves around legacy data in maritime archaeological collection and 3D visualisation of underwater archaeological sites. I have also have big plans for future collaborative research along our amazing coastline.
I'm a keen SCUBA diver and a fledgling free diver but, I also want to share with you the daily life of an underwater archaeologist.
Ask me about
Shipwreck photography & 3D modeling
Community Outreach & Education
Snorkeling & Diving