The Namibian Dolphin Project | Previous Team Members

Previous Team Members

Previous members who have played an important role in running the NDP

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Monique Laubscher

Monique Laubscher
NDP Field Officer - 2018-2019

Monique did her MSc work with the Sea Search team based in Cape Town then  moved to join the Namibian Dolphin Project team as the leading field officer for the 2018-2019 season.  During her time in Walvis Bay,Monique oversaw the bulk of the building of the education office.

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Ruth Leeney

Ruth Leeney
Co-founder & Static Acoustics

Ruth is a biologist and training provider, originally from Ireland, Ruth played a key role in setting up the NDP in 2008 and led several aspects of the project notably work relating to static acoustic monitoring (CPODs) and sustainable tourism including running several courses on sustainable global practises and strandings response

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Barry McGovern

Barry McGovern
Field Officer 2015-2017

Barry joined the NDP in April 2015 from Ireland. He has an MRes from St Andrew’s University and a BSc degree from Napier University in Edinburgh. Barry ran operations in Walvis Bay until early 2017 and is using the skills he learnt in Namibia to pursue a PhD in Queensland.

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Jelly Gelletich

Jelly Gelletich
Field Officer 2017-2018

Jelly lead the Namibian Dolphin Project field team as the lead technician and field officer during 2017 and 2018. Hi role included overseeing all data collection, including skippering our research vessel, Nanuuq, attending strandings and managing sightings reported by the public.

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