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About Matt Nimbs

Matt Nimbs BSc(HonsClass1)(SCU)
Matt Nimbs is a PhD candidate in the field of invertebrate taxonomy and systematics with a focus on heterobranch gastropods. He is based at the  National Marine Science Centre, Southern Cross University, Bay Drive, Coffs Harbour, NSW.
In preparation for his PhD studies he completed a Bachelor of Science with Honours (First Class) at Southern Cross University in June 2016 with research focusing on the temporal ecology and biogeography of sea slugs.
Matt is the membership secretary of the Malacological Society of Australasia and is also a member of the Australian Marine Science Association (AMSA), Society for Underwater Technology, Unitas Malacologica (World Malacological Body), the Solitary Islands Underwater Research Group and The Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales.


2016 - Present Academic (Teaching), Southern Cross University School of Environment, Science and Engineering


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Honors and Awards

  • December 2016 – University Medal – Southern Cross University, Academic Merit Award
  • January 2016 – Academic merit scholarship – Southern Cross University, Professor Peter Baverstock Research Path Honours Scholarship - $2 500
  • October 2015 – Best Student Presentation – Research in Science and Engineering (RiSE) Conference, Southern Cross University, Lismore, NSW
  • December 2015 – Runner Up Best Student Presentation – Molluscs, 2015, the triennial conference of the Malacological Society of Australasia

Contact Information

Coffs Harbour Education Campus
Hogbin Drive
Coffs Harbour NSW
Australia 2450


Journal articles (15)