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Professor and Chair, Southwestern Environmental Science and Policy, Northern Arizona University

My research and work is applied and focused on having a real-world policy and on-ground impact.

I work on a range of conservation issues including managing global supply chains for biodiversity outcomes, navigating the complexity of conservation's illegal wildlife trade crisis, nature-based tourism, community-based conservation and the development of wildlife and biodiversity economies.

I work closely with the IUCN, WWF, and other agencies to ensure my research delivers to policy and management needs.

I am appointed as an adjunct at the Centre for Planetary Health and Food Security at Griffith University and the Centre for Sustainability Transitions Bat Stellenbosch University in South Africa.


  • –present
    Senior Research Fellow Social-Ecological Systems & Resilience, Griffith University


  • 2011 
    James Cook University, PhD