Déborah joined CERG in February 2021. Her MSc research focusses on the growth, sexual dimorphism, allometry and rake marks of New Zealand common dolphins (Delphinus delphis). She completed her undergraduate degree in Marine Ecology and Zoology at Massey University in 2019 and her postgraduate diploma in Marine Science at the University of Auckland in 2020. During 2020-21, she completed a summer research scholarship with Massey University working on contaminants in New Zealand marine mammals.
Environmental contaminants of New Zealand's endangered endemic Hector's dolphin.