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Dr Genevieve Phillips

Fisheries Scientist - Australian Antarctic Division / IMAS

"As a woman working in fisheries science I think it is important to show to younger women and girls that you can become a fisheries scientist."

Genevieve grew up in tropical Brunei, where she fell in love with the ocean, and coral reef fish. She moved to the UK to study  Zoology at the University of Bristol, and then, after a year of surfing and diving around the world, a masters in Ecology & Environmental Management at the University of York. During this time, she completed a project on coral reef fish at the University of Queensland. Inspired, she moved to Australia to complete a PhD in the vision, behaviour, and colour pattern evolution of coral reef fish. She then worked at Fisheries Queensland, before moving to Hobart in 2020 to work at the Australian Antarctic Division assessing fish stocks at Heard Island and McDonald Islands. Recently, she started working with researchers at IMAS on the Southern Rock Lobster stock assessment. She spends as much time as she can outside - surfing, running, cycling, and exploring Tasmania's wilderness on multi-day hikes.  

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