Students

Supervising students is one of the most rewarding parts of my job. Below are the amazing PhD and honours students that I have been lucky enough to supervise or mentor.

PhD students

Kate Fergusson (2021–Current)

Kate’s research interest comprise of ecotoxicology, cognition, and animal personality. Her research will focus on determining whether, and how, the antidepressant fluoxetine impacts learning and cognition in fish. Read more about Kates work here

Co-supervisors: Prof Bob Wong and Dr Michael Bertram
Organisation: Monash University, Melbourne, AUS
Contact: kate.fergusson@monash.edu
Twitter: @KNFergusson

Gabriela Melo (2020–Current)

Gabriela’s PhD focuses on the potential long-term impacts of fluoxetine, a common antidepressant pollutant, on the reproductive systems of freshwater fish. Specifically, pre- and post-copulatory reproductive processes, as well as mechanisms of sexual selection and sexual conflict. Read more about Gabrielas work here

Co-supervisors: Prof Bob Wong and Dr Matthew Hall
Organisation: Monash University, Melbourne, AUS
Contact: gabriela.melo@monash.edu
Twitter: @gabriela_melogc

Hung Tan (2020–Current)

Hung’s research investigates the impacts of psychoactive pollutants—such as caffeine and antidepressants—on the behaviour, physiology and circadian rhythm of aquatic wildlife. His work involves both fish and amphibian models. Read more about Hungs work here

Co-supervisors: Prof Bob Wong and Dr Lesley Alton
Organisation: Monash University, Melbourne, AUS
Contact: Hung.Tan@monash.edu
Twitter: @HungTan_

Jack Orford (2019–Current)

Jack’s research investigates how common agricultural endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) affect development, survival and reproduction in frogs. His project will provide insights into how aquatic contamination by EDCs can affect vulnerable early life stages, and how this can influence adult performance. Read more about Jacks work here

Co-supervisors: Prof Bob Wong and Dr Lesley Alton
Organisation: Monash University, Melbourne, AUS
Contact: jack.orford1@monash.edu
Twitter: @JackTOrford

Honours students

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