2011 Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Thesis title: “Parental effects in a marine invertebrate”
The University of Queensland, School of Biological Sciences.
Supervisors: Dustin Marshall and Alexandra Grutter
2004 Bachelor of Science (Honours)
Thesis title: “Is larval supply a good predictor of reef fish recruitment?”
The University of Melbourne, Department of Zoology.
Supervisors: Stephen Swearer and Heather Patterson
2002 Bachelor of Science (co-majoring in Marine Biology/Environmental Science),
The University of Melbourne.
1997 Associate of Music (A Mus A), Violoncello, Australian Music Examinations Board.
2016 – 2019 Research Fellow, The University of Sydney
2015 Senior Research Associate, UNSW Australia
2012 – 2014 ARC DECRA Fellow, UNSW Australia
2010 – 2011 Post-Doctoral Researcher for Russell Bonduriansky, UNSW Australia
2016 Crean ‘Does variation in seminal fluid influence reproductive success and offspring health?’ University of Sydney Postdoctoral Research Fellowship
2016 Crean ‘Enhancing fertility with evolutionary medicine’ L’Oreal-UNESCO For Women in Science Australian Fellowship
2016 Crean & Senior ‘Inheriting dad’s diet’ Charles Perkins Centre Intramural Fellowship
2016 Bathgate, Crean, de Graaf & Refshauge ‘Effect of paternal diet on reproductive outcomes in sheep’ USyd Faculty of Veterinary Science compact funding
2012 Crean ‘More than meets the egg: environmental effects on sperm quality, sperm competitive success, and offspring fitness’ ARC DECRA Fellowship
2011 Crean ‘Understanding environmental effects on sperm phenotype and their consequences for paternity success and offspring fitness’ UNSW Goldstar award
Erin Macartney (PhD 2015-2018). Non-genetic paternal effects as a condition-dependent trait.
Zachariah Wylde (PhD 2015-2018) Environment and sexual selection
Erin Macartney (MSc, 2013-2014) Male reproductive performance: Influence of age, sex and diet on fecundity and offspring quality.
Ronda Lau (MPhil, 2014-2015) The role of amino acids and vitamins in development.
Claire Santhaseelan (Hons 2015) Cumulative maternal effects in a parthenogenetic fly.
Kumudika Gunaratne (Hons 2015) Winner/loser effects on male reproductive performance
Aidan Runagall-McNaull (Hons, 2013) The ecology of paternal effects in neriid flies.
Nathan Burke (Hons, 2013) Facultative sexuality in stick insects.
Chris Allister (Hons, 2013) Dietary ecology of neriid flies.
Alexander Sentinella (Hons, 2011) Larval nutritional geometry in Telostylinus angusticollis.
Evolutionary & Functional Biology (1st year course), Lecturer 2015, UNSW
Evolution (3rd year course), Guest Lecturer 2011 – 2015, UNSW
Animal Behaviour (3rd year course), Guest Lecturer 2015, UNSW
Biology of Invertebrates (2nd year course), Guest Lecturer 2013 – 2014, UNSW
Biostatistics (2nd year course), Practical demonstrator 2009 – 2010, UQ
Ecology (2nd year course), Tutor and demonstrator 2010, UQ
Selection of Prizes, Awards & Honours
NSW Young Tall Poppy Scientist of the Year (2017)
InStyle Magazine Women of Style shortlist, Science category (2017)
L’Oreal-UNESCO For Women in Science Australian Fellow (2016)
ECR Staff Excellence Award (2015), Faculty of Science, UNSW
High-impact paper award (2015), E&ERC, UNSW
Fresh Scientist (2013)
Outstanding student presentation, Australasian Evolution Society (2009)
Highly Commended, Ron Kenny Prize (Oral), Australian Marine Sciences Association (2004 & 2009)
University of Queensland 3 minute thesis competition, 1st place School level, 3rd place Faculty level (2009)
Best student paper, School of Integrative Biology, University of Queensland (2008)
People’s choice award, School of Integrative Biology, University of Queensland (2007)
Student travel grant, Australian Coral Reefs Society (2005)
Student presentation award, Australian Coral Reefs Society (2005)
Dean’s Honours List (Faculty of Science) – Honours level, University of Melbourne (2004)
F. H. Drummond Prize, Department of Zoology, University of Melbourne (2004)
Genazzano College Academic Honours, ENTER Score 99.20 (1999)
Coles-Myer Scholarship for Academic excellence and Community involvement (1999)
Education Officer, Sea World Australia (2005 – 2010)
Aquatic Ecologist, FRC Environmental (2005)
Interpretive Guide, Melbourne Aquarium (2002 – 2004)
Environmental Scientist, Consulting Environmental Engineers (2003)