I'm Melissa: island-hopper, PhD researcher, conservation ecologist, reptile - enthusiast and lover of life!


Welcome to my very own little square-space: an excuse to share my life and learnings with you: friends, family, colleagues, future-employers and possible internet-stalkers.

I'll try not give away too much!

An attempt to practice the art of writing whilst making sense of cluttered thoughts about life, science and everything in between


Latest blog and tweets

Find out the latest updates on my PhD research on Christmas Island and see what my reptile team and I have been up to in the field and lab!



See a collection of my best wildlife photographs taken from all over the world. 

Navigate by using the tabs at the top of your page and to read more about me, my inspirations, my research, blog and photography!

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