Tom is Senior Curator of Corals at Queensland Museum Network (QMN), based at the Museum of Tropical Queensland campus in Townsville. Prior to joining QMN in 2016, Tom conducted his PhD at James Cook University (2007-2011) and then worked as a postdoctoral research fellow at the CoECRS (2012-2016) and the Australian Institute of Marine Science (2013-2016).
His research is broadly focused on the taxonomy, ecology evolution and conservation of reef-building corals. Tom's current research involves applying integrated taxonomic approaches to understanding the diversity and biogeography of corals across the Indo-Pacific, as well as understanding the ecological consequences of extreme or marginal reefs on coral diversity and function.
Tom is a member of the Australian Coral Reef Society and the International Society for Reef Studies. He has been involved in numerous expert panels and working groups, such as the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) Mesophotic Coral Reef Ecosystems Steering Committee, and the Integrated Marine Observing System (IMOS) National Benthic Monitoring Program Steering Committee.
Doctor of Philosophy, James Cook University (2007-2011)
Research projects supported by Project DIG