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IMG_8491 copyJames O’Hanlon – Director

James O’Hanlon is a research fellow at the University of New England and when not hosting the In Situ Science podcast you can find him searching for rare plants and animals across the globe. Find out more about his research and outreach here.


Herberstein_M Marie Herberstein – Director

Marie Herberstein is the Chair of the Academic Senate and a Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Macquarie University. She is a world renown expert in the biology of spiders and insects. Find out more about her lab, the Behavioural Ecology Research Group. www.behaviouralecology.net.


ellie-profileEllie Downing – Director

Ellie Downing is the manager of the Science Engagements and Events team at the Australian Museum and the Secretary of the Australian Citizen Science Association. You can find her running the show at the Australian Museum Science Festival.



Dai Le – Social media manager

Dai Le is In Situ Science’s social media guru and a science student at the University of New South Wales majoring in molecular and cell biology. He is a staple of the Sydney SciComm scene and when not at a public science event you can find him the online battle fields of Overwatch or in the mosh pits of any live music event.