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Dr Megan Saunders

Senior Research Scientist


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Academic Qualifications

  • 2010

    PhD Oceanography
    Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia, Canada

  • 2002

    BSc Marine Biology
    Simon Fraser University, British Columbia, Canada

Achievements and Awards

  • 2017-2019

    UQ Development Fellowship
    The University of Queensland

  • 2016-2016

    Tuition Scholarship
    National Excellence in Educational Leadership Initiative

  • 2015-2015

    Bommies Award for science communication video on impacts of climate change on the Great Barrier Reef
    Great Barrier Reef Foundation

  • 2010-2010

    Nomination for best PhD thesis completed at Dalhousie University in 2009
    Dalhousie University

  • 2010-2010

    Nomination for the Canadian Association of Graduate Studies Distinguished Dissertation Award, for the thesis ranked 1st among Engineering, Medical & Science disciplines at Dalhousie University in 2009
    Dalhousie University

  • 2010-2010

    Selected participant to the Ecological Dissertations in Aquatic Sciences symposium
    America Society of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO)

  • 2009-2010

    Endeavour Research Fellowship
    Australian Government

  • 2009-2009

    Best Presentation, Conference of Dalhousie Oceanography Graduate Students
    Dalhousie Oceanography Students Assotiation

  • 2007-2009

    Canada Graduate Scholarship D-2
    Canadian National Sciences and Engineering Research Council

  • 2007-2008

    President’s Award
    Dalhousie University Faculty of Graduate Studies

  • 2007-2009

    Predoctoral Scholarship
    Izaak Walton Killam Foundation

  • 2007-2007

    Women Divers Hall of Fame

  • 2005-2006

    Postgraduate Scholarship MSc
    Canadian National Sciences and Engineering Research Council

  • 2005-2005

    Kathy Ellis Memorial Book Prize
    Dalhousie University Department of Oceanography

  • 2004-2005

    Canada Graduate Scholarship MSc
    Canadian National Sciences and Engineering Research Council

  • 2004-2009

    Dalhousie Faculty of Graduate Studies


  • 2018-2019

    QUEX Accelerator Grant (University of Queensland - Exeter University)

  • 2018-2019

    University of Queensland Emerging Science Leaders

  • 2019-2021

    Australian Research Council Linkage Grant

  • 2016-2019

    National Environmental Science Programme Grant

  • 2016-2016

    National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility Travel Grant

  • 2015-2015

    Advancing Women Researchers Grant

  • 2013-2013

    University of Western Australia-University of Queensland Grant

  • 2012-2014

    University of Queensland Early Career Research Grant

  • 2011-2012

    University of Queensland New Staff Grant

Professional Experiences

  • 2017-2019

    Senior Research Fellow / UQ Development Fellow
    School of Chemical Engineering, The University of Queensland

  • 2016-2017

    Research Fellow
    School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, The University of Queensland

  • 2011-2014

    Research Fellow
    The Global Change Institute & Marine Spatial Ecology Lab, The University of Queensland

  • 2010-2010

    Endeavour Postdoctoral Research Associate
    Oceans Institute, The University of Western Australia


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