I worked for a decade as a ranger, planner, forest scientist and fire fighter for several land management agencies before completing a PhD at The Australian National University in 1999. I then held research positions with CSIRO and the New South Wales National Parks and Wildlife Service before taking up my current position as a Senior Lecturer at The Australian National University.

My current research interests include: rapid biodiversity assessment, metrics to support offset policies and environmental stewardship programs, impacts of land management on house loss during bushfires, sustainable forest management and cost-effective ecological restoration.


  • –present
    Senior Research Fellow, Australian National University


  • 1999 
    The Australian National University, PhD

Research Areas

  • Forestry Management And Environment (070504)
  • Conservation And Biodiversity (050202)
  • Landscape Ecology (050104)
  • Forestry Fire Management (070503)