Chantelle Doyle is a Botanist and Ecologist who loves exploring the quiet hidden places in Sydney and beyond. She is a strong advocate of citizen science programs and has driven across paddocks, taken soil samples and planted trees with farmers, schools and community groups all across across Australia. Hands on experience has taught her there is nothing more satisfying than swinging a mattock!
Tim Owen Beneath the Bachelor of Microbiology and European History that underpins Tim’s interest in the ever-expanding frontiers of science lies a deep seated passion for all things aviation. Tim’s never-ending quest is to seek out new ideas, linkages and patterns across the broadening human knowledge horizon and to share in its wonder and occasional opportunity for humour.
Cat (Catharina) Vendl is a vet from Germany and currently a PhD student at the University of New South Wales. She left behind the realm of vaccinating dogs and cats and moved on to search for the holy grail of scientific revelation. She spent a year in the Australian outback to make friends with a bunch of kangaroos and to study their methane output. Cat currently works on analysing the blow of whales. She hopes to develop a tool to monitor the health of whales without disturbing the animals in their natural habitat. Cat hasn’t made up her mind yet if she rather wants to go into academia or become a science journalist after her PhD.
Nick Tsoukatos has recently completed a Bachelor of Science from Sydney University, where he developed a strong passion for microbiology. He is interested in working within the health industry to develop probiotics and wants to compete a postgraduate course in Physiotherapy.