Predator Behaviour Team Lead

Tom joined Elaine Murphy and the rest of the Lincoln University crew upon completing a BSc majoring in Biosecurity/Bioprotection and Conservation/Ecology, at the end of 2014. With little previous experience handling or observing wild animals, a massive learning curve ensued. 

Four years later, and Tom now leads the Lincoln-based Predator Behaviour Team.

When time permits, Tom enjoys crashing through the New Zealand bush, dodging wasps and testing the new and exciting technologies being trialled by the ZIP team.

On weekends, Tom can be found on cricket fields across Christchurch, on either side of the Lincoln University campus bar, or trying to finally complete his long-term M.Sc.