Before arriving in his adopted hometown of Perth, Dr Adrian Gleiss grew up in Germany, Japan, Greece and the United Kingdom, all before graduating from school. Adrian considers himself a global citizen. This international background is a defining feature of how he sees the world, a place with few boundaries.
Adrian is an ocean enthusiast – whether surfing, free-diving, spear-fishing or working on his project boat, the majority of Adrian’s free time is dedicated to the ocean, which has been a driving force behind his career in marine biology.
After completing his BSc with Honours in Marine Biology at Swansea University Wales, Adrian’s PhD was on the movement energetics of sharks followed by post-doctoral work on bluefin tuna at Stanford University in the United States.
Adrian has received research fellowships from the Australian Research Council, the Human Frontier Science Program and the Australian Government Endeavour Awards to support his work.
He is now a senior lecturer in Marine Biology at Murdoch University and the research leader for marine megafauna at the Harry Butler Institute.
When not doing research or spending time in the ocean, Adrian can be found camping somewhere in WA with his partner Sabrina and their two young children Nora and Arlo.