Vivian Sim
Vivian Sim
Technical Officer
Field of Research: 
Marine, Ecology, Microplastics, Pollutants
Contact details:

Room G004
Biological Sciences South (E26)
UNSW, Kensington 2052

Biography / Research Interests

I am a marine ecologist with research focusing on microplastics and contamination in marine benthic sediment of Sydney Harbour and its estuaries. I have a great passion for science communication and outreach, and have worked in collaboration with students, journalists, community groups and events to improve scientific understanding of the wider community.



Research Gate Profile


Media and Outreach

2018 WOMADelaide Planet Talks – Is Plastic Pollution as Great a Threat to Humanity as Climate Change?

The Sydney Morning Herald – Is your skin scrub enviro-friendly? More companies agree not to use microbeads

The Green Lifestyle – Call to ban microbeads

The Guardian – Sydney Harbour’s plastic pollution at ‘alarming’ levels, scientist find

ABC News – Invisible threat: Microplastic contamination discovered on bottom of Sydney Harbour

The Sydney Morning Herald – The tiny terrors at the bottom of the harbour



BIOS1101 Evolutionary and Functional Biology (Teaching Support)

BIOS2011 Evolutionary and Physiological Ecology (Teaching Support)

BIOS3011 Animal Behaviour (Teaching Support)