Interview with a shark scientist
Rachel Robbins, Shark Researcher
Until recently, Rachel was employed at the Fox Shark Research Foundation
1. How long have you worked at your current place of employment?
I worked at the FSRF for 3 years.
2. Have you always been a shark biologist?
Mostly. I worked as a shark biologist throughout the 3 years it took to complete my PhD.
3. How did you become a shark biologist?
I completed a degree in Marine biology in Belfast before coming out to Australia to research white sharks for my PhD research, which I have just completed.
4. Why did you become a shark biologist?
I always wanted to work with sharks in one way or another, I was always fascinated by their behaviours both in the wild and in captivity and wanted to help change public attitudes in order to conserve and protect the dwindling populations around the world.