Deakin Marine Research and Innovation Centre
Deakin University, Burwood campus
221 Burwood Hwy, VIC 3125
Rory is a conservation and marine scientist hailing from Bermuda. He completed a dual degree consisting of a BSc (Ecology) as well as a BA (Geography) followed by a Masters of Conservation Science at the University of Queensland in Brisbane. His Masters included intensive field and lab-based studies of various conservation issues both terrestrial and marine, as well as a final research semester. His research project focused on the herbivory of sea hares on the Southern Great Barrier Reef and featured multiple tank-based experiments at the Heron Island Research Station.
Following his graduation, he returned to Bermuda and worked with the Bermuda Zoological Society as a marine biologist supporting reef survey efforts. This involved diving to capture images of the reefs then using AI and other tools to monitor reef health and identify any threats or worrying trends to be addressed.
He has also worked in the fields of scientific communication and native forest regeneration and is looking forward to assisting with various research projects as a member of the Blue Carbon Lab.
Conservation, reef health, science communication, marine biology