Simon Thrush

Simon Francis Thrush FRSNZ (born 10 November 1958) is a New Zealand marine scientist and current Director of the Institute of Marine Science at the University of Auckland.[1]

Simon Thrush
Born10 November 1958
Alma materUniversity of Otago
University of East Anglia
Scientific career
FieldsMarine Science
InstitutionsUniversity of Auckland
ThesisCommunity ecology of the sublittoral macrobenthos of Lough Hyne (INE) (1985)
Doctoral advisorColin R. Townsend
WebsiteProfessor Simon Francis Thrush

He graduated from the University of Otago with a first class BSc in Zoology in 1980, and completed his PhD at the University of East Anglia in 1985.[2] He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand, and in 2010 was awarded the New Zealand Marine Sciences Life Time Achievement Award.[3]


  1. ^ "Professor Simon Francis Thrush". University of Auckland. Retrieved 2 October 2014.
  2. ^ "Niwa scientist receives marine science award". One News (New Zealand). Retrieved 2 October 2014.
  3. ^ "Simon Thrush". Royal Society of New Zealand. Retrieved 2 October 2014.