People

B.A.(Hons); BlegS; MRTPI; MPIA

Experience Summary

A veritable wizard, Douglas Jardine is a town planner with over 35 years experience in local government in the UK, ACT and NSW. He has extensive experience in all aspects of town planning, including the integration of town planning principles and practices into the broader framework of corporate planning and budgetary processes, much of which has been undertaken in the framework of significant public consultation exercises.

B. App. Sc., M. App. Sc.

Experience Summary

Caitlin Weatherstone graduated from the Masters of Applied Science program  at James Cook University in 2012, her work studying aspects of hypogeous fungi consumed by Macropods in tropical Australia and Papua New Guinea. Amongst other things Caitlin has worked as a nature tour guide in far-northern Queensland, Fraser Island and the Byron Shire as well as working in the Pilbara region of Western Australia; she is passionate about wildlife research and conservation, as well as engaging the general community on environmental issues. Caitlin is also a keen bushwalker and photographer, her interests leading to extensive travel within Australia as well as Japan, New Zealand and the USA. 

Ass. Dip. App. Sci; B. App. Sci.

Experience Summary

It is with great pleasure that we welcome John Callaghan to the bridge of the Starship Biolink. John has over 30 years experience with wildlife conservation and koala management, the last 7 of which involved heading-up the Koala Conservation Unit for City of Gold Coast Council where amongst other things he co-ordinated a large-scale koala monitoring and translocation program necessitated by the rapidly expanding urban landscape around Coomera - Pimpama.