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Grace Frank

Grace Frank

Research Assistant

Coral Ecophysiology Lab


James Cook University

Masters Of Science, Marine Biology And Ecology

Coral Ecophysiology Lab, James Cook University

Research Assistant

My core role involves organising the logistics of and participating in field trips to remote locations of the Great Barrier Reef. I also contribute to the publication of scientific papers through the compilation of coral bleaching data from a synthesis of literature, and the graphical and statistical analyses and preparation of figures and draft text. My research has been communicated in the form of scientific papers and international conference presentations. My position also involves demonstrating and tutoring for a Master's level subject, and the general maintenance of coral aquaria and laboratory equipment.

Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation

Research Assistant / Scientific Diver

As the coral specialist, I conducted survey dives across the northern GBR, the Solomon Islands and Palau to assess the health and diversity of remote coral reefs on three month-long missions. We coordinated with local communities and municipalities to conduct research within their territories, share knowledge and create future networks. I also contributed science communication blogs and photography to the Living Ocean's social media, and continue to work with LOF as a data analysis consultant.

Global Vision International

Science Coordinator

I coordinated a multi-faceted project monitoring the health and diversity of Seychelles' coastal reefs and artisanal fish stocks for two years. I trained a team of staff and international and local volunteers in marine species identification and survey techniques; including fish, coral and benthic invertebrates. My role involved both the hands-on component of driving boats, SCUBA diving and training, and also the synthesis of literature into technical reports for local NGO partners and Seychelles' National Parks Authority.

Save Our Seas Foundation


I created and presented a series of informative talks on various marine biology and conservation issues at the Four Seasons Resort to promote appreciation and understanding of Seychelles marine resources. I lead guests on guided snorkel tours and designed conservation-based activities for guests' children.

The University Of Melbourne

Postgraduate Diploma of Education, Sciences and Biology

The University Of Melbourne

Bachelor Of Science, Animal Science And Management