Stawell, Victoria, Australia 1989



2014 – current:

Natural History Illustration PhD Candidate at the University of Newcastle.

Digital and stippling are preferred media.



Energy: Collaborative Science Visualisation for Education in Three Dimensions.

A practice-based methodology will be applied to the creation of augmented reality (AR) education resources. The AR resources will address energy transfer pertaining to centralised solar thermal power (CSP) and will target second year engineering students studying sustainable energy technologies.  Collaboration with expert scientists from Newcastle Institute for Energy and Resources (NIER) will provide a sound science foundation. Further, SmartLab will foster interactive design support and an inclusive collaborative research environment. The complex field of energy transfer will be addressed with an innovative three-dimensional storyboard. This three-dimensional AR learning environment will enable students to manipulate parameters and learn at their own pace.  The resulting AR resources will be assessed for education value in addressing science learning (STEAM) for inclusive audiences.


Bachelor in Natural History Illustration with First Class Honours.
Faculty Medal.
University Medal.


Diploma in Conservation and Land Management – The Gordon
Diploma in Sustainability – The Gordon
Course in Coastal Management – The Gordon

Waterbug identification Green belt – The Waterbug Company



2010 – 2014



Waterwatch Facilitator – Corangamite Catchment Management Authority

Liaison Officer – Corangamite Catchment Management Authority

Project Officer – Victorian Coastal Council

Education Activity Leader – Great Ocean Road Coast Committee

Bellarine Landcare Coordinator – Bellarine Landcare Group


(last 5 years)





2018 Laman Street Art Prize – Acrux Art Gallery.

2017 Arts Under Fire – Acrux Art Gallery.

2017 123 Go – Acrux Art Gallery.

2017 Botanica – Sydney Botanic Gardens.

2016  Botanica – Sydney Botanic Gardens.

2016  Extinct and Endangered – Maitland regional Art Gallery. Maitland.

2015  Hunter Botanical Gardens. Heatherbrae.

2015  Naturally Art 2015 Raymond Terrace Library. Raymond Terrace.

2015  Watt Space 2015 Open prize show – One Door Closes. Newcastle.



(last 5 years)




2018 University Medal.

2018 University of Newcastle Faculty Medal.

2018 Best in Show – Laman Street Art Prize.

2018 Graham Gilchrist Natural History Illustration Prize.

2016 The Margaret Senior Wildlife Illustration Award: Highly commended.

2015  Highly commended for the acquisitive Tina Offler award.

           Watercolour botanical plate Hibiscus tiliaceus.

2015  First place, black and white botanical plate Hibiscus tiliaceus.

           Section B Hunter Botanical Illustration Prize Exhibition.

           Hunter Region Botanical Gardens.

2012  Nominated for National Young Landcare Leader Award 2012.

2011  Awarded Be Natural Young Landcare Leader Award 2011
           Victorian Landcare Awards.

2011  Awarded Young Landcare Leader Award 2011
           Corangamite Regional Landcare Awards.



2014 – 2018 Natural History Illustration Club. Delegate, Secretary.

2010 – 2014 Ocean Grove Coastcare Group founder, Secretary, President.