Dr Stannard is a nutritional ecologist that specializes in native Australian wildlife nutrition. She completed her PhD on optimizing nutrition and health in carnivorous marsupials. Dr Stannard’s research interests are focused on conservation biology and physiology of vertebrates, comprising of research focused on comparative physiology, welfare and biodiversity conservation. Her research has discovered new knowledge on the nutrition and welfare of iconic Australian wildlife (e.g. Tasmanian devils) as well as lesser know species (e.g. kultarrs).