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Professor, at IMAS and Director of the Centre for Marine Socioecology, University of Tasmania

I am a Professor of marine ecology at the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS), and the Director of the Centre for Marine Socioecology (CMS) at UTAS. I have interest and expertise in exploring the impact of climate change on natural systems, and developing adaptation options for conservation, fisheries and aquaculture. I am a Lead Author for the IPCC AR6 report, a recent Australian Research Council 'Future Fellow', and an associate editor for several international journals. I focus on building interdisciplinary collaborations and have been active in UN Decade of Ocean Science programmes, actions and working groups, including co-leading Future Seas 2030 ( and other major international initiatives. I have a strong passion for science communication and engagement with the public, particularly around climate change (e.g. and citizen science ( I am an ecologist by training and background and remain enamored by our natural world.


  • –present
    Deputy Associate Dean Research, ARC Future Fellow & Editor in Chief (Reviews in Fish Biology & Fisheries), University of Tasmania


  • 2001 
    James Cook University, PhD


Fulbright Fellow