Our staff

Dympna Cullen
Dympna Cullen
Field Ecologist
Special skills / qualifications
Masters of Wildlife Health and Population Management (University of Sydney)

Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts (majors Zoology and Spanish, minors in Biology and French) (Monash University)
What did you do before AWC?
Senior Field Officer (Koalas) – Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources, Kangaroo Island.

Wildlife Biologist – Office of Environment and Heritage NSW.

Emergency Response Operator - Wildlife Victoria.

Assistant Shelter Manager – Blue Cross Animals Society of Victoria.
Favourite animal protected by AWC
Western Quoll (after it’s reintroduced to Newhaven) and Numbat, I can’t choose just one.
Favourite place on an AWC sanctuary
Anywhere on Yaripilingu range at Newhaven
Top three animals you would like to see (or have seen) in the wild
Kultarr, Parentie, Northern Phasmid Gecko
If you could visit any three places on the planet
Namibia, summit of Mt Everest, The Kimberley
Other interesting stuff
The slow loris is the only primate to produce toxin from a brachial gland in its upper arm. When mixed with saliva this toxin is used not only for defence but is also used to coat offspring so they can be ‘parked’ and left while off foraging.