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Postdoctoral Fellow, CSIRO

Mary Mackay is a postdoctoral fellow within the monitoring, control and surveillance team at CSIRO and a member of the Centre for Marine Socioecology. Her research focusses on the human dimensions of global illegal fishing. She aims to contribute to aspects of non-compliance and explore methods in risk profiling, associations between maritime and other crimes, and the influence of bias and community buy-in within fisheries management. She finished her PhD in Economics in 2019 at the Tasmanian School of Business and Economics and the Centre for Marine Socioecology at the University of Tasmania. Her thesis explored the role of behavioural incentives on compliance behaviour in recreational fisheries management.


  • –present
    Postdoctoral Fellow, CSIRO


  • 2019 
    University of Tasmania, PhD/ Behavioural Economics