Marine Research Scientist
- Kirsten completed a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in 2000 at Monash University.
- She completed her PhD on the’ Interactions between ultraviolet radiation and nutrient limitation on marine algae’ in 2005 at Monash University.
- She also completed a Post Doctoral Fellowship in 2007 – ‘Nutrient Induced Fluorescent Transietns: how algae can predict nutrient limitation in water bodies’.
- In 2007 Kirsten participated in a Southern Ocean voyage onboard the ‘Aurora Australis’ which was aimed at researching climate change in the Antarctic and Southern Ocean and to investigate the links between these changes and the global climate system. The trip had 30 women, the most women recorded on one voyage, and went 60 degrees south studying the ocean.
- From 2008 to 2010 Kirsten was the Research Development Manager at the Australian Centre for Biodiversity.
- In 2010 she was appointed as the Marketing and Project Manager for eWater CRC (based in Brisbane at Griffith University).
- Kirsten has published 12 peer-reviewed publications, one chapter in a book and contributed to the Garnaut Review on Biodiversity and Climate Change.
- She has also attended conferences to talk about research in Northern Ireland (Belfast) and India (Bangalore) as well as many interstate locations.