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Analyst: R&D Partnerships, CSIRO

Louise is currently an analyst at CSIRO in R&D Partnerships and Precincts. Louise has a broad level of experience in the research sector having previously worked closely with senior executive in the Office of the Vice-Chancellor at the Australian National University, and holding a PhD in Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics from the Australian National University. She also has extensive experience in natural resource management R&D, and policy development working in this capacity in a rural RDC and in Victorian state government. Louise has helped develop an inter-agency horizon scanning network since 2005. This network encompasses Australian and New Zealand government and higher education agencies.


  • –present
    Analyst: R&D Partnerships , CSIRO
  • 2010–2012
    Senior Policy Officer, Victorian Department of Sustainability and Environment
  • 2008–2010
    Executive Officer to the Deputy Vice Chancellor, ANU
  • 2005–2008
    Strategic Analyst, Land & Water Australia


  • 2004 
    The Australian National University, PhD in Ecology, Evolution and Systematics (specialising in reptile behaviour)