Current team

We are led by Amanda Vincent, Heather Koldewey and Sarah Foster.

At any given time, we have only a few other core staff. Much of our strength comes from international collaborations or our institutional teams. We depend heavily on in-country staff, graduate students from around the world, undergraduate students, volunteers and interns.


Prof. Amanda Vincent, Director
Prof. Heather Koldewey, Co-founder
Dr. Sarah Foster, Program Leader

Research Associates

Dr. Miguel Correia, Syngnathid Biologist

Research Staff

Sydney Ascione, Research Assistant
Regina Bestbier, Research | Communications Coordinator
Elsa Camins, Research Assistant
Roshni Mangar, Research Assistant

Partnership Staff

Chai Apale, Program Leader, Philippines Seahorse Program (ZSL-Philippines)

Honorary Research Associates

Dr. Lindsay Aylesworth (USA)
Dr. Lucy Woodall (UK)
Dr. Xiong Zhang (China)


Yixuan Chen, PhD Student
Joana de Capitani, PhD Student
Marta Flotats, PhD Student
Samara Polwatta, PhD Student
Giulherme Suzano, MSc Student
Pax Templeton, MSc Student

Student staff

Joshua Dyer, Work Learn Student
Jerry Wong, Work Learn Student

[Updated 1 Dec 2023]

[Updated 5 May 2021]