"The problem is not that women are not interested in marine science (or science in general for that matter). The problem is that science, industry, and academia have shown themselves to be inhospitable to women time and time again."
"I love studying the deep-sea, as it is so unexplored. The group I work with is constantly discovering new species and making really substantial breakthroughs, and it’s amazing to witness that happening!"
Dr. Nasreen Peer graduated with her PhD in 2016 from Nelson Mandela University where she studied the taxonomy, ecology and diversity of crabs in South Africa. Currently, she is a postdoctoral fellow studying the ecology of freshwater, mangrove and estuarine crabs around South Africa. Her research led her further up the East Coast to Mozambique …
Vanessa is a conservation biologist, science communicator and PhD student at Macquarie University researching the conservation threats for cetaceans.
Stephanie Walker works in the rescue, rehabilitation and research of marine mammals and sea turtles. Find out more about her journey here.
Welcome to a brand new series on Leading Women in Marine Science. First up is coral scientist @StephGGardner