Meet the scientists visiting your school

We’ve found the best science communicators across Australia.

Become an Arludo Partner school and bring them to your school to inspire your students through an unlimited number of virtual incursions.

Aashi Parikh

Position: Biology
Categories: Biology
Location: Ambassadors

Aashi Parikh is a PhD candidate in the environmental DNA lab at Macquarie University. She is studying whales through their poop – extracting DNA from faecal samples to learn about the whales, their prey and their gut bacteria.

Expert game: Quokkapocalypse 

Read Aashi’s latest blog, or book in for a virtual incursion!

Aashi Parikh

Biology

Aashi Parikh is a PhD candidate in the environmental DNA...

Anastasia Shavrova

Position: Biology
Categories: Biology
Location: Ambassadors

Anastasia is your friendly neighbourhood spider biologist and a PhD candidate at UNSW. She studies the evolution of extreme mating behaviours, such as sexual cannibalism, and asks the question: Why? Why would such extreme and deadly behaviours evolve!

Anastasia Shavrova

Biology

Anastasia is your friendly neighbourhood spider biologist and a PhD...

Arman Pili

Position: Biology
Categories: Biology
Location: Ambassadors

Arman is a research scientist at Monash University studying invasive alien species. These are non-native animals, plants, fungi, and microbes brought by people from different parts of the world and to Australia. Arman is developing tools that can predict who these invasive alien species are and where they will invade. Using his tools, environmental managers can have an idea of how to stop and manage future alien species invasions.

Expert Game: Inglorious Baskers

Read Arman’s latest blog or book in for a virtual incursion!

Arman Pili

Biology

Arman is a research scientist at Monash University studying invasive...

Caitlin Dudley

Position: Biology
Categories: Biology
Location: Ambassadors

Caitlin is a PhD student at the University of Queensland and focuses on studying the evolution and diversity of flowering controls in legumes. She is fascinated by the puzzle-like network of flowering signals which involves temperature, daylength, sugars, hormones and more!

Expert Game: Ormnyr

Read Caitlin’s latest blog or book in for a virtual incursion!

Caitlin Dudley

Biology

Caitlin is a PhD student at the University of Queensland...

Carla Gallasch

Position: Biology
Categories: Biology
Location: Ambassadors

Carla is a PhD student researching how to make broad-spectrum vaccines against nasty respiratory bugs. She has worked on a variety of STEM projects in areas of biochemistry, microbiology, immunology and science communication.

Expert Game: Spinder

Read Carla’s latest blog or book in for a virtual incursion!

 

Carla Gallasch

Biology

Carla is a PhD student researching how to make broad-spectrum...

Diego de Moura Campos

Position: Biology
Categories: Biology
Location: Ambassadors

Diego is a researcher biologist currently doing his PhD at the Australian National University, trying to understand how germs can influence animals when they are choosing partners to reproduce. Diego also has a degree in science education, and he has worked as a science author for book publishers.

Expert Game: Hungry Birds 2

Read Diego’s latest blog, or book in for a virtual incursion!

Diego de Moura Campos

Biology

Diego is a researcher biologist currently doing his PhD at...

Grace Blackburn

Position: Biology & Psychology
Categories: Biology, Psychology
Location: Ambassadors

Grace is a PhD candidate at the University of Western Australia studying the effects of man-made noise on animal behaviour. Grace is curious as to how cognition can aid animals to cope with their ever-changing environment.

Expert Game: Rat Zone

Read Grace’s latest blog, or book in for for a virtual incursion!

Grace Blackburn

Biology & Psychology

Grace is a PhD candidate at the University of Western...

Hannah Moloney

Position: Biology
Categories: Biology
Location: Ambassadors

Hannah is a PhD researcher at the University of the Sunshine Coast and works for a global charity called the Manta Trust.

Expert Game: Reservoir Crabs

Read Hannah’s latest blog, or book in for a virtual incursion!

Hannah Moloney

Biology

Hannah is a PhD researcher at the University of the...

Ivan Vinogradov

Position: Biology
Categories: Biology
Location: Ambassadors

Ivan is a behavioural biologist at the Australian National University designing IQ tests for animals to better understand their intelligence. He is a science communicator and tutor and is passionate about creating engaging educational experiences.

Expert Game: Treasure Tragedy

Ivan Vinogradov

Biology

Ivan is a behavioural biologist at the Australian National University...

Karen Mackay

Position: Exercise Physiologist
Categories: Biology
Location: Ambassadors

Karen is a PhD student studying the use of nutritional supplements to improve brain-muscle communication within exercise. She has worked in several research labs and sporting institutions in Chile and the USA as a sport dietitian and exercise scientist.

Expert Game: Reaction Packed

Read Karen’s latest blog or book in for a virtual incursion!

 

Karen Mackay

Exercise Physiologist

Karen is a PhD student studying the use of nutritional...

Lizzie Speechley

Position: Biology
Categories: Biology
Location: Ambassadors

Lizzie is a behavioural ecologist at the University of Western Australia. Her PhD explores the drivers of individual differences in cognition in the Western Australian magpie. She has also completed her Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Teaching and is a Higher Education Academy Fellow.

Expert Game: Hungry Birds 2

Read Lizzie’s latest blog, or book in for a virtual incursion!

Lizzie Speechley

Biology

Lizzie is a behavioural ecologist at the University of Western...

Marilia Fernandes Erickson

Position: Biology
Categories: Biology
Location: Ambassadors

Marilia is a PhD candidate at Macquarie University where she studies animal behaviour (why do animals do what they do) and visual ecology (how animals see and interpret the world).

Expert Game: Xenon Crowe

Read Marilia’s latest blog, or book in for a virtual incursion!

Marilia Fernandes Erickson

Biology

Marilia is a PhD candidate at Macquarie University where she...

Soleille Miller

Position: Biology
Categories: Biology
Location: Ambassadors

Soleille is an evolutionary biologist at the University of New South Wales. She studies alternative reproductive modes of animals to better understand why sexual reproduction is so prevalent in the animal kingdom.

Expert Game: Blue Steal

Read Soleille’s latest blog or book in for a virtual incursion!

Soleille Miller

Biology

Soleille is an evolutionary biologist at the University of New...