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Carina is an interdisciplinary social scientist with background in science and technology studies and human ecology. She works at the Institute for Water Futures at the Australian National University, where she conducts research on the science, policy, and politics of environmental futures. Carina is particularly interested in the capacities that enable future-oriented decision making, and the methods and practices that are used to support decision-making in the context of uncertainty. Her research has traversed a variety of environmental governance domains including climate adaptation, biodiversity conservation, wildfire, and water. She has published widely on the science policy interface and in particular on the processes and politics of co-production.


  • 2020–present
    Fellow, Australian National University
  • 2014–2020
    Research advisor, Luc Hoffmann Institute
  • 2017–2020
    Research fellow, University of Montana
  • 2012–2014
    Postdoctoral fellow, University of Montana


  • 2013 
    Australian National University, PhD
  • 2007 
    Australian National University, BA (hons)