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Outreach and press coverage - Highlights

Read Camilla's popular science article for The Conversation 'The secret sex life and pregnancy of a seahorse dad' here
  • TV interview: The Morning Show, Channel 9 (national) 9.45am 26 Oct 2016

  • Press: The Sydney Morning Herald “Fascination with male pregnancy delivers scientist coveted fellowship” 25 Oct 2016

  • Press: Vogue “These are the winners of the 2016 L’Oreal-UNESCO Women in Science fellowships” 26 Oct 2016

  • Radio interview: 702 ABC Sydney, Evenings with Christine Anu (1 Nov 2016 8.30-8.50pm)

  • Invited panelist for high school outreach: Girls in Science forum, University of New South Wales (27 Oct 2016) and Rural Girls in Science forum, Deakin University (26 Oct 2016)

  • Radio interview: Diffusion Science Radio, "Seahorse pregnancy" (30 May 2016); listen here

  • Public seminar: Stranger than fiction: pregnancy and the male seahorse (City of Sydney Inspiring Science seminar series, Ultimo 13 April 2016)

  • Press: Science “Like mother, like father”  Vol. 350 no. 6256 p. 53 DOI: 10.1126/science.350.6256.53-a (2 Oct 2015)

  • Press: "Portrait" feature in Cosmos, Issue 67 Feb-March 2016

  • Press: Research featured in ScienceLike mother, like father”  Vol. 350 no. 6256 p. 53 DOI: 10.1126/science.350.6256.53-a (2 Oct 2015)

  • Popular science article: The Conversation The secret sex life and pregnancy of a seahorse dad by Camilla Whittington (1 Sept 2015)

  • Radio interview: ABC Radio National, aired nationwide. Radio National Afternoons (2pm 3 Sept 2015); listen here

  • Press: New Scientist Daddy seahorse caught giving birth may not be that unique by Sandrine Ceurstemont (2 Sept 2015)

  • Radio interview: 2SER Radio Sydney, The Daily (10:45am 4 Sep 2015); listen here

  • Ongoing partnership: with Orange Anglican Grammar School, Australia, designing and running hands-on genetics and zoology experiments and presenting research seminars for years 7-11, in collaboration with high school science teachers (2013-present)

  • TV interview: Australia is not just out to kill you (Discovery Channel), 2015; watch trailer here

  • Press: Science News Platypuses are full of mystery by Sarah Zielinski (3 Dec 2014)

  • Press: Central Western Daily newspaper “Science under the microscope”, Australia (8 June 2013)

  • Seminar: How did the platypus become venomous? (Modern Case Studies in Ecology and Evolution Outreach Program, a program for high school teachers in Zurich, 19 March 2012)

  • Seminar: Opportunities in science (Careers program at Camden High School, Australia, 23 Nov 2010)

  • Press: Nature News, Poisonous platypuses confirm convergent evolution by Ewen Callaway (12 Oct 2010)

  • Press: Sydney Morning Herald newspaper “Spurred on by a lifelong passion”, 5 Sept 2009

  • Seminar: Women in Science: life as a researcher (Hornsby Girls High School, Australia, 15 June 2009)

  • Radio interview: ABC Local Radio, aired in NSW (8:50am 27 April 2009)

  • Press: ABC Science Online. Decoding the secrets of platypus venom (26 March 2009)

  • Radio interview: Radio National New Zealand aired nationwide, Morning Report (31 March 2009)

  • Seminar: Platypus research (University of Sydney Careers Advisor and Teacher’s Day, 27 Feb 2009)

  • Seminar: Wildlife genomics (Hurlstone Agricultural High School, 29 Aug 2008)

  • Opinion piece: Newcastle Herald “Duckbill DNA could prove to be a lifesaver” by Camilla Whittington (22 May 2008)

  • Press: Inner West Courier newspaper “Platypus spurs research” (20 May 2008)

  • Television interviews: ABC News, Australia Wide, Midday Report with Lisa Miller; aired nationwide, ABC TV, 8 May 2008

  • Radio interviews: ABC Radio Queensland; ABC NewsRadio aired nationwide, 8 May 2008

  • Press: Nature Education “Interpreting shared characteristics: The platypus genome” 1(1):46, Myers, P. (2008)


I teach undergraduate students across a range of subjects and group sizes. I am passionate about communicating science, and eager to inspire the next generation of scientists.

Current teaching at the University of Sydney:

VETS1018 Animal Biosciences

VETS1032 Animal Energetics and Homeostasis

BIOL1003 Human Biology

BIOL1006 Life and Evolution

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