Dr Steven Brett: Director
B.Sc. (Hons), Ph.D. (University of Melbourne), Zoology and Marine Botany.
Dr Tamsyne Smith-Harding: Scientific Officer
B.Sc (Hons), Ph.D. (Flinders University), Marine Botany.
Sam Parker: Scientific Officer
B.Sc. (Monash), M.Sc. (IMAS University of Tasmania) Marine and Antarctic Studies
Michelle Tieu: Scientific Officer
B.App.Sc. (Hons) (RMIT University)
Robyn Brett: Technical Officer
B.Sc. (Hons) (University of Melbourne), Botany and Genetics.
Senior scientist at Microalgal Services, Dr Steve Brett has around 40 years experience in marine and estuarine phytoplankton. Prior to establishing Microalgal Services in 1998, Dr Brett was Curator at the U.S. National Phytoplankton Collection. He has held a range of university positions and has extensive tertiary teaching experience, including training of personnel in phytoplankton biology, identification and taxonomy.
Dr Brett has published numerous articles in the field, maintains contact with a wide range of internationally recognized phycologists, and is involved in numerous collaborative research projects on the Australian phytoplankton flora. Advanced training includes UNESCO DANIDA Advanced taxonomy of harmful marine phytoplankton (Copenhagen) and UNESCO SZN Advanced Phytoplankton (Naples).