Dr Steven Brett: Director
B.Sc. (Hons), Ph.D. (University of Melbourne), Zoology and Marine Botany.
Dr David Hill: Scientific Officer
B.Sc. (Hons), Dip.Ed., Ph.D.(University of Melbourne), Zoology and Marine Botany.
Dr Tamsyne Smith-Harding: Scientific Officer
B.Sc (Hons), Ph.D. (Flinders University), Marine Botany.
Ms Robyn Brett: Technical Officer
B.Sc. (Hons) (University of Melbourne), Botany and Genetics.
Senior scientists at Microalgal Services, Dr Steven Brett and Dr David Hill, each have over 30 years experience in the study of marine and estuarine phytoplankton. They have published a large number of articles in the field, maintain contact with a wide range of internationally recognized phycologists, and are involved in numerous collaborative research projects on the Australian phytoplankton flora.
Dr Brett established Microalgal Services in 1997, and has been Director since this time. Prior to establishing Microalgal Services, he held the position of Curator at the U.S. National Phytoplankton Collection. He has held numerous university positions (Research Fellow, Professional and Research Officer), and has extensive tertiary teaching experience, including training of personnel in phytoplankton biology, identification and taxonomy. Advanced training includes UNESCO DANIDA “Advanced course on taxonomy of harmful marine phytoplankton” (Copenhagen) and UNESCO SZN “Advanced Phytoplankton Course” (Naples).
Dr David Hill is a senior scientific officer at Microalgal Services. Prior to joining Microalgal Services Dr Hill worked extensively on marine phytoplankton as a Research Fellow at the University of Melbourne, University of Copenhagen and Monash University. He has experience as a lecturer in phytoplankton biology, and has supervised numerous phytoplankton research projects. Dr Hill was instrumental in the establishment and development of Australia’s first long-term phytoplankton monitoring program, and is internationally recognized for his expertise in the field. Advanced training includes selection for the prestigious UNESCO SZN “Advanced Phytoplankton Course” held in Naples.