The Team

A project as ambitious as the XL Catlin Seaview Survey requires a particularly passionate team. Each team member brings with them a specialised skillset; learn more about our mix of marine biologists, fixers, communication specialists, scuba divers, underwater robot operators, multi-media and technology experts below.

Richard Vevers - Executive Director Lorna Parry - Head of Communications Christophe Bailhache - Head of Technology and Special Operations Ellen Ray - Assistant Communications Manager Prof. Ove Hoegh-Guldberg - Chief Scientist Aaron Spence - Chief Technology Officer Richard Fitzpatrick - Cinematographer & Marine Biologist Jayne Jenkins - Photographer and Consultant Lynton Burger - Photographer Dr Manuel Gonzalez - Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Benthic Ecology Sophie Ansel - Field Assistant - Special Operations Dr Pim Bongaerts - Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Deep Reef Dr. Benjamin P. Neal - Postdoctoral Research Fellow – Coral Ecology Anjani Ganase - University of Queensland Phd Candidate Dr Kyra Hay - Marine Biologist Dr Paul Muir - Coral Taxonomist Norbert Englebert - University of Queensland Phd Candidate David Whillas - ROV Operator Peter Dalton - Field Technical Officer Dominic Bryant - XL Catlin Oceans Scholar Ana Teresa Herrera-Reveles - Volunteer Research Scientist Veronica Radice - Catlin Oceans Scholar Kristen Brown - XL Catlin Oceans Scholar Catherine Kim - Catlin Ocean Scholar Sara Naylor - Project Manager Rachael Hazell - Communications and Engagement Officer, XL Catlin Seaview Survey Susie Green - Project Officer, XL Catlin Seaview Survey Ulrike Siebeck - Senior Research Fellow, XL Catlin Seaview Survey Abbie Taylor - Program Officer (Administration), XL Catlin Seaview Survey Shari Stepanoff - Project Officer Jennifer McGowan - PhD student with CEED (Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions) Craig Heatherington - Field Technical Officer Dr Christopher Mooney - Volunteer Research Scientist Dr Alberto Rodríguez-Ramírez - Image Analysis and Database Manager, XL Catlin Global Reef Record