Who We Are Our People Scientists Sara Kophamel Sara Kophamel | Revolutionising Turtle Health on the Reef Principal Investigator James Cook University Sara is a Spanish veterinarian currently doing her PhD in sea turtle health at James Cook University, Townsville. Sara received her Degree of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Zaragoza, Spain, and worked for two years with wildlife and exotic pets at the University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, Germany. Driven by the desire to focus more on wildlife health and conservation, she decided to join the Turtle Health Research team at James Cook University, Townsville, Australia, to start her PhD. Townsville is next door to the Great Barrier Reef and to important green sea turtle foraging grounds, as well as home to amazing nature and wildlife. Sara is specially interested in developing new diagnostic tools for assessing wildlife in their natural environment, and is currently adapting a tool for examining green sea turtles in the field.