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Elizabeth Sinclair

Senior Research Fellow, The University of Western Australia

Liz is an evolutionary biologist. She uses genetic and genomic tools to improve our understanding of spatial genetic structure and stress responses to changing oceans in Australian temperate seagrasses. Her research has a direct input into seagrass restoration approaches, with a focus on Shark Bay (Gathaagudu) through a partnership with Malgana Rangers.


  • 2010–present
    Senior Research Fellow, The University of Western Australia
  • 2008–2010
    Research Scientist, Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority
  • 2004–2007
    Research Associate, Murdoch University
  • 1998–2004
    Research Fellow, Brigham Young University


  • 1998 
    University of Western Australia, PhD
  • 1993 
    Australian National University, Bachelor Science (Honours I)

Grants and Contracts

  • 2018
    Assisting restoration of ecosystem engineers through seed-based and shoot-based programs in the Shark Bay World Heritage Site
    Funding Source:
    NESP Marine Biodiversity Hub
  • 2018
    Healing Old wounds: restoring Posidonia australis in boat mooring scars
    Funding Source:
    NSW Environment Trust
  • 2008
    A survey of the Muddy Lakes area in Western Australia for Quokkas
    Funding Source:
    Australian Government (DEWHA)

Professional Memberships

  • Australian Marine Science Association
  • Genetics Society of AustralAsia
  • Society for Ecological Restoration
  • Seagrass Restoration Network