Neil Jordan joined Taronga as a research biologist in December 2014. His research interests include: animal communication and conservation; “problem animal” ecology and management; human-wildlife conflict; invasive carnivore ecology and management.
Research Biologist, Marine Biology. In June 2008 he joined Taronga as a research biologist of marine mammals. His research interests include foraging ecology, population dynamics, diving physiology, energetics.
Veterinary Officer. Frances Hulst graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science in 1983. She worked for a number of years, both in Australia and the UK.
Australian Registry of Wildlife Health – Information and Resources Coordinator. Jane worked as a Zookeeper in a small native fauna park before moving to Sydney in 2002 where she began work in a human pathology laboratory.
Manager, Life Sciences Operations. John West is currently the Manager of Life Sciences Operations at Taronga and Taronga Western Plains Zoos. He is the Curator of the Australian Shark Attack File.
Pathologist Veterinary Registrar. Karrie became interested in working with wildlife while conducting field research and population studies with Ferruginous Hawks and Burrowing Owls during university summer breaks.
Veterinary Officer. Kimberly came to Taronga Zoo after gaining over eight years of zoo medicine experience as a veterinarian at Gladys Porter Zoo in the South of Texas and Ocean Park aquarium in Hong Kong.
Senior Veterinarian. Dr Vogelnest has participated in and advised on both in situ and ex situ components of numerous conservation projects. He specialises in the health and reproductive management of small populations.
Behavioural Biologist Emeritus. With the appointment of the assistant Behavioural Biologist, Margaret has changed her focus to the writing up and publishing of collected data and the supervision of research projects.
With over 20 years of experience in many aspects of science and science management, Monique has joined Taronga and is currently acting as Manager, Research and Conservation, representing Taronga’s scientists and coordinating conservation activity.
Unit Supervisor - Herpetofauna. Michael began working at Taronga Zoo in January 2003, soon after completing his honours degree on endogenous seasonal cycles in the endangered Regent Honeyeater.
Veterinary Officer. In November 2008 Michelle returned to Australia to take up the post of Veterinary Officer at Taronga Western Plains Zoo. She is an RCVS Recognised Specialist in Zoo and Wildlife Medicine
Precinct Manager - Herpetofauna. For over 28 years Peter Harlow's career has involved a wide range of research projects in reptile ecology, physiology and conservation, based mostly at the University of Sydney.
Manager, Research and Conservation. In April of 2007, Rebecca joined the team at the Taronga Zoo as Manager of Research and Conservation Programs focusing the research of Zoo scientists on wildlife ecology, behaviour, reproduction and health.
Collaborator – Veterinary Medicine. Robert is a member of the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists (Feline Medicine) and holds a Certificate in Zoological Medicine from the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons.
Horticulturalist and Bush Regenerator. For the past 20 years Wendy has worked restoring remnant vegetation in Sydney Sandstone plant community. For 13 of those years she has worked as a bush regenerator for Taronga Zoo.
Jo Wiszniewski is interested in using genetic and behavioural techniques to answer questions in behavioural ecology and wildlife conservation.d
Vicky started working as a zoo keeper in the United Kingdom at the age of sixteen. It was there that her interest in animal behaviour and welfare was sparked.
Taronga Zoo, Dr. Rebecca Spindler