Shaun Cunningham

Shaun Cunningham

Scientist – Biosecurity

Role at Cawthron

Shaun is a marine scientist within Cawthron’s biosecurity team who works within the Shellfish Aquaculture Research Platform, and other research and commercial projects. He has a background in fisheries, aquaculture, and environmental management with a focus marine biosecurity.

In addition to research, Shaun has experience working in the commercial fishing industry and has also spent a number of years working for a regional council.

Technical skills

  • Marine biosecurity for aquaculture and shipping
  • Environmental and resource management
  • Fisheries and aquaculture applied science
  • Scientific diving
  • Photography


MSc Marine Science, University of Otago, New Zealand, 2013


Shaun Cunningham