Dahlia Foo

Dahlia Foo

Researcher/Developer in Tasmania

exploring AI and building summarizooor a chrome extension that helps you summarise stuff you read on the web!

A month ago


I work part time as a web developer and a marine predator research associate.

In my spare time I'm either training jiu jitsu or learning more code to improve my frontend development skills.

Work Experience

2022 — Now
Hobart, Tasmania

I turn figma designs into real wordpress websites for clients.

2020 — Now
Adjunct Researcher / Research Associate at University of Tasmania
Remote/ Hobart Tasmania

I help manage and do fieldwork for a new project that aims to collect baseline data on marine predators in the Tasman Fracture Marine Park. I also help with teaching and demonstrating (tutorials/practicals) for marine science related subjects.

In the past, I've also help write reports and literature reviews for contract-based assignments.

2015 — 2020
PhD Candidate at Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, University of Tasmania
South Australia / Tasmania

Studied the seasonal variability in foraging behaviour of lactating long-nosed fur seals from Cape Gantheaume, Kangaroo Island, South Australia. Captured, tagged and deployed various bio-loggers onto adult female fur seals.

2018 — 2020
Campbell Island, NZ

Monitor and collect data of New Zealand sea lions on Campbell Island. Some tasks include: daily counts, flipper tagging, microchipping and measuring pups.

2019 — 2019
Research Consultant at New Zealand Department of Conservation

Write up field trip and technical working group meeting reports, and revise/create internal fieldwork documents and manuals.

Side Projects


Build a website for the IMAS MPred Lab to generate more awareness and engagement in the lab's research.


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noicenft aims to help users easily track new listings on OpenSea and identify undervalued nfts to flip with the help of data.



A googlesheet dashboard to help teachers easily know if their assessments (tests) meet the syllabus requirements and are pitched at an appropriate level.

  • Re-design and optimise website for Singapore chiropractor to drive more new patient bookings

  • Set up Facebook/Instagram ads to increase new patient bookings

  • Manage and create content for social media accounts to improve brand awareness



2015 — 2020
PhD in Biological Sciences at University of Tasmania
2014 — 2014
Bachelor in Marine Science with 1st class honours at University of Tasmania
2011 — 2013
Bachelor in Natural Environment and Wilderness Studies at University of Tasmania



I did a video poster presentation for Session 6: Marine Extreme Events: Impacts, Forecasting, and Risk Management


Australia New Zealand Marine Mammal Conference

Capturing the impact of extreme weather events on the survival of endangered New Zealand Sea Lions at MPred Symposium
Hobart, Australia

A local symposium about marine predator and seabird research.


Drone Remote Sensing and Mapping at University of Tasmania

Credential ID: 46271611

4WD and Defensive Driving Course at Performance Driving Australia

MASUP236B Operate vehicles in the field
RIIVEH305D Operate and maintain a four wheel drive vehicle
RIIVEH201D Operate light vehicle

Remote Pilot Licence (RePL) at Australian Government Civil Aviation Safety Authority


2015 — 2016
Long-nosed fur seal annual pup census at South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI)
Kangaroo Island, South Australia

Helped with mark-recapture to get pup production numbers

2014 — 2014
Australian fur seal monitoring at Deakin University
Kanowna Island

Stayed on a remote island and counted fur seals every day.

2013 — 2013
Zooplankton research fieldwork at University of Tasmania

Went out on a research vessel and learned some ocean sampling techniques

2012 — 2012
Quoll research fieldwork at University of Tasmania

Helped set up camera traps

2012 — 2012
Marsupial research fieldwork at University of Tasmania

Used some photogammetry techniques