Researcher and Science Photographer, Australian National University

Charles Tambiah is from The Australian National University, where he is an ARC Researcher with the School of Art and a Science-Art Research/Science Photographer at the Research School of Earth Sciences.

Charles' ongoing research focuses on the nexus between Science and Art. He is an accomplished science photographer, with his images being used in research, education and science communication, and exhibited and published in Australia and the USA.

Charles is also an established facilitator in research management and researcher development, specializing in foundation knowledge/skills and frameworks required for successful research practice in the university sector.

With an international research background in wildlife management and community engagement, Charles has over 20 years of experience in over 15 countries. His publications include the topics of marine turtle research and conservation, community engagement and participation, ecotourism, art and the environment, and research methods and management.


  • 2008–present
    Researcher, Australian National University
  • 1982–present
    Science Photographer, freelance
  • 2002–2012
    Research Facilitator/Research Manager, Australian National University
  • 1982–2002
    Researcher, freelance

Research Areas

  • Conservation And Biodiversity (050202)
  • Wildlife And Habitat Management (050211)
  • Earth Sciences Not Elsewhere Classified (049999)
  • Social And Cultural Geography (160403)
  • Lens Based Practice (190503)
  • Communication Studies (200101)