Andrea Phillott

Profile: Prof. Andrea Phillott fell in love with sea turtles and research while a university student and spent her summers walking the beaches of mainland Australia and the Great Barrier Reef. She completed her PhD on fungal invasion of sea turtle nests in 2003 then worked at Central Queensland University and James Cook University in Australia, teaching and conducting research on the biology and disease ecology of turtles and frogs.  Andrea taught at Asian University for Women in Bangladesh from 2010-2016 and was appointed a Professor in Environmental Studies at FLAME University in Pune, Maharashtra, in 2017. Her most current research focuses on sea turtle hatchery management practices in South Asia, outcomes of sea turtle-fisher interactions, social dimensions of conservation, and best practices for student learning in biology courses.


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