Heather Denham (Lab coordinator, 2018-2022)

I completed my Bachelor of Science (Marine Science and Zoology) at the University of Western Australia in 2012. I then trained to become a PADI dive instructor and spent two seasons working as a research assistant studying subtidal ecology with the Seben’s Laboratory in America. I returned to Australia to work as a Dive instructor and deckhand on the Great Barrier Reef for a year. Following that I completed my cadetship on board STS Leeuwin II.


  • 2012: B.Sc. (Marine Science and Zoology), University of Western Australia, Australia

Technical skills

  • Skipper ticket, Master <24 (Near Coastal)
  • Marine Engine Driver Grade 2 (Near Coastal)
  • Long Range Radio Operator Certificate of Proficiency
  • Certificate of Safety Training (STCW95)
  • ADAS Occupational Scuba diver to 30m
  • AAUS Scientific Diver
  • PADI Dive Instructor
  • Senior First Aid
  • Advanced Oxygen Resuscitation