Associate Professor in Marine Ecology, Macquarie University

Jane Williamson leads the Marine Ecology Group, a research lab at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia.

Her research interests focus on biodiversity and conservation issues associated with human impacts such as climate change, fisheries, and plastic pollution.

She has a particular focus on sharks and other threatened species, and her lab is home to sawshark research in Australia.

Jane is Deputy Chair of the NSW Fisheries Scientific Committee, a member of the Sydney Institute of Marine Science Scientific Advisory Committee, and a member of the Australian Marine Sciences Association.

A recipient of several teaching awards, Jane is also heavily involved in curriculum development, and in interactions between universities and schools/industry/government regulators.

She is Deputy Associate Dean for International and Corporate Engagement in the Faculty of Science and Engineering at Macquarie University.


  • 2014–present
    Associate professor, Macquarie University


  • 2001 
    University of New South Wales, PhD