Honorary Research Fellow, Centre for Policy Futures, The University of Queensland

I am an Honorary Research Fellow in the Centre for Policy Futures at the University of Queensland, and Principal Scientist in the Land Restoration Fund - Project Management Office, Department of Environment and Science, Queensland Government. My research falls broadly within environmental policy, governance and economics, with a particular focus on how complex policy processes translate into environmental outcomes. I am passionate about conducting interdisciplinary, impactful research in close consultation with colleagues working in government, non-government organisations and industry. I sit on the editorial boards of Conservation Letters and Conservation Biology.

From 2016 to 2018 I was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, the University of Queensland, working with the National Environmental Science Program – Threatened Species Recovery Hub (NESP TSR). In 2017 I completed my PhD at the Fenner School of Environment and Society at the Australian National University, where I investigated the challenges and complexities associated with conservation policy in Australia using an interdisciplinary, mixed methods approach.

In 2018 I was awarded the UQ Faculty of Science 2018 Rising Star – Academic award (selected from 29 nominations). The award recognises individuals who demonstrate excellence and future potential in research, teaching, academic or professional service, or driving positive workplace culture.

Experience

  • 2016–present
    Postdoctoral research fellow, University of Queensland
  • 2012–2013
    Research Officer, Australian National University
  • 2009–2012
    Research Assistant, University of Queensland

Education

  • 2017 
    Australian National University, Doctor of Philosophy (Environmental Policy)
  • 2009 
    University of Queensland, Bachelor of Science (Ecology - Honours)
  • 2008 
    University of Queensland, Bachelor of Arts (Mathematics – Extended major)

Research Areas

  • Conservation And Biodiversity (050202)
  • Environment And Resource Economics (140205)
  • Environment Policy (160507)
  • Public Policy (160510)