Phoebe completed a Bachelor of Science (Biodiversity and Conservation) at Macquarie University in 2003, including a year exchange to study Tropical Marine Biology at James Cook University in Townsville. With a strong passion for conservation science, she gained a First Class Honours for her work on Grey Nurse shark conservation genetics and went on to complete a PhD in elasmobranch reproductive biology at The University of Sydney in 2010.
Phoebe has worked at Sealife Aquarium as a curator and then as a Research Assistant at the Centre for Research of Ecological Impacts of Coastal Cities. Prior to starting at Taronga Conservation Society Wildlife Hospital in 2012, Phoebe worked at The Australian Museum. Phoebe has a strong interest in wildlife conservation and is the Conservation Champion for the Sumatran tiger habitat restoration project at the zoo. As a member of the Australian Shark Attack File team here at the zoo, Phoebe is helping to manage shark attack data to better understand these animals. Phoebe’s primary role is to assist the Taronga Wildlife Hospital's Veterinary Pathologist, both in the office and in the post mortem laboratory.