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
Prof. Heather Koldewey
Dr. Sarah Foster

Research Associates

Dr. Miguel Correia, Sygnathid Biologist


Sydney Ascione, Research Assistant
Regina Bestbier, Research Biologist | Communications Coordinator
Le Nghiem, Wildlife Trade Researcher

Honorary Research Associates

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


Elsa Camins, MSc Student
Joana de Capitani, PhD Student
Ema Fatima, PhD Student
Marta Flotats, PhD Student
Adam Hicks, MSc Student
Roshni Mangar, MSc Student
Pax Templeton, MSc Student

Student staff

Carissa Chua, Worklearn student

[Updated 24 Jan 2023]