17 Jun 2015

Great TED talk on team work and social capital: "Why it's time to forget the pecking order at work". I think it provides some very valuable insights!

14 Aug 2014

This TED talk provides a really interesting perspective (Dan Pink "The Puzzle of Motivation).

Intrinsic motivators work better than extrinsic rewards for all but mechanical tasks, contrary to the strategy used by most businesses (ie, where creativity is required, freedo...

15 Jul 2014

This is without a doubt one of my all-time favourite TED talks (Shawn Achor "The happy secret to better work").

I can honestly watch it again and again, not just because Shawn Achor is a brilliant comedian, but because his work provides very real strategies for using po...

28 Jun 2014

This is a great TED talk (Simon Sinek "Why good leaders make you feel safe")!

I love how he talks about the reasons behind WHY some teams work well and have great morale, and the role of great leaders in inspiring that teamwork - it comes down to a circle of trust and s...

22 Jun 2014

I found this TED talk interesting ("How to make hard choices", Ruth Chang). 

I suspect we all came to our current career paths (in science research/academia) through passion and idealism (the reasons we create ourselves) rather than through a rational decision based on...

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I'm an ARC DECRA Research Fellow at Griffith University, Queensland, Australia. I have a background in ecology, epidemiology & veterinary science. I work at the interface of disease ecology/epidemiology and pathogenesis/immunology of infectious diseases of wildlife, unpacking our understanding of the relative importance of processes occurring at these two scales for outcomes on both the individual host and host population. My current research focuses on amphibian chytridiomycosis. 

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