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Professor Kylie Pitt


Kylie Pitt

Discipline Head
School of Environment and Science - Marine
+61 (0)7 5552 8324 (Work)
G24 4.15, Gold Coast Campus

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Professor Kylie Pitt is the Discipline Head of Marine Science in the School of Environment and Science and Program Director for the Bachelor of Marine Science. Kylie is a marine ecologist, with specialist expertise in the ecology of jellyfishes. Her research focuses on understanding the population dynamics of jellyfishes (from local to global scales) and their responses to changing ocean conditions. She leads the Griffith Sea Jellies Research Laboratory, a state-of-the-art research facility specialised for studying jellyfish, which is located within Sea World’s Sea Jellies illuminated exhibit and on display to the public. Kylie engages with industry by leading Griffith's strategic partnership with Sea World and her membership of the Gold Coast Waterways Authority’s Science and Innovation Advisory and The Moreton Bay Foundation’s Research Advisory Committee


  • Member
    Australian Rivers Institute2007
  • Discipline Head of Marine Science
    Griffith University, Environment and Science, Australia1 Mar 2018
  • Deputy Head of School (Research)
    Griffith University, Griffith School of Environment, Australia2 Mar 2015 - 1 Feb 2017
  • Program Director: Bsc(Hons)
    Griffith University, Australia1 Jan 2006 - 31 Dec 2015
  • Program Director: Bachelor of Marine Science
    Griffith University, Australia1 Mar 2018


  • Professor
    Griffith University, Australia1 Jan 2019
  • Associate Professor
    Griffith University, Australia1 Jan 2015 - 31 Dec 2018
  • Senior Lecturer
    Griffith University, Australia1 Jan 2009 - 31 Dec 2014
  • Lecturer
    Griffith University, Australia4 Jul 2001 - 31 Dec 2008
  • ARC Post Doctoral Fellow
    The University of Sydney, Australia1 Mar 2001 - 31 Jul 2002


  • Environmental Consultant
    The Ecology Lab Pty Ltd2 Aug 1999 - 1 Mar 2001


  • Doctor Of Philosophy
    The University of Sydney1 Jan 1996 - 1 Jan 2000
  • Bachelor Of Science With Honours
    James Cook University1 Jan 1990 - 1 Jan 1994