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Principal Research Fellow, University of Wollongong

Associate Professor Michelle Voyer is a Principal Research Fellow with the Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security (ANCORS) and the inaugural Keira Endowed Chair in Energy Futures at the University of Wollongong. Building on a ten year career in Australian state and federal government, Michelle's research focuses primarily on the human dimensions of marine conservation and resource management, and the nexus of social science and policy. She investigates the governance challenges associated with the ‘Blue Economy’, with a particular focus on exploring opportunities for community and Indigenous input, engagement and codesign in emerging and established maritime industries.


  • 2023–present
    Associate professor, University of Wollongong
  • 2019–2023
    Senior research fellow, University of Wollongong
  • 2016–2019
    Postdoctoral research fellow, University of Wollongong
  • 2014–2016
    Research associate, University of Technology Sydney


  • 2014 
    University of Technology, Sydney, PhD
  • 2001 
    University of Newcastle, BSc/BA