My research focuses on Markov chain models for metapopulations with an emphasis on deriving deterministic, Gaussian and point process approximations. I aim to determine conditions that ensure the persistence of a metapopulation using models that incorporate heterogeneity in habitat characteristics. I also have some research interest in computational and theoretical statistics. I graduated from Queensland University of Technology in 2002. From 2004-2008, I was a post-doc in the Centre of Excellence for Complex Dynamic Systems and Control. I have been a research fellow in the Centre of Excellence for Mathematics and Statistics of Complex Systems, working with Prof Phil Pollet, since 2008.