Chandra is a marine ecologist and bio-acoustician working in a wide range of conservation and management topics. Chandra draws from her complementary roles as an Associate Professor at Edith Cowan University and Director of Oceans Blueprint in a creative approach to making positive change in conservation science. Overall, Chandra’s career in marine related research spans over 20 years, in which she has worked in a diversity of fields including mangrove forest restoration, wildlife ranging from crustaceans to baleen whales, and impacts of human activities on marine animals. As a recognised expert in her field, Chandra regularly advises national and international governmental and non-governmental organisations and industries on innovative research methods, analytical approaches, and the status, threats and management of wildlife. She coordinates and manages a wide range of projects and supervises honours, masters, and PhD students. Chandra has co-authored over 60 peer-reviewed papers; over 50 conference/workshop presentations; and over 80 technical reports. She has also been on television, radio, or in newspapers over 70 times.