Natasha is a social scientist with a background in psychology, sociology, and Antarctic environmental management. Her research interests include Antarctic governance, Antarctic science-policy dialogues and marine conservation in the Southern Ocean. She is currently a PhD Candidate at Gateway Antarctica, University of Canterbury, New Zealand. Her research is investigating the science-policy interface in an Antarctic context.
Natasha is also a Policy Advisor for New Zealand's National Antarctic Programme, Antarctica New Zealand. In this role, she contributes to New Zealand’s work towards the Committee for Environmental Protection (CEP). She also serves as a steering committee member of Ant-ICON (Integrated Science to Inform Antarctic and Southern Ocean Conservation), which is a Scientific Research Programme under the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR).
PhD Candidate, University of Canterbury
Policy Advisor, Antarctica New Zealand
University of Canterbury, Postgraduate Certificate in Antarctic Studies
University of Otago (completed at University of Glasgow), Bachelor of Arts, Double Major Psychology & Sociology
Hughes, K. A., Santos, M., Caccavo, J. A., Chignell, S. M., Gardiner, N. B., Gilbert, N., ... & Terauds, A. (2022). Ant-ICON-‘Integrated Science to Inform Antarctic and Southern Ocean Conservation’: a new SCAR Scientific Research Programme. Antarctic Science, 1-10.,
LaRue, M., Brooks, C., Wege, M., Salas, L., & Gardiner, N. (2022). High‐resolution satellite imagery meets the challenge of monitoring remote marine protected areas in the Antarctic and beyond. Conservation Letters, e12884.,
Gardiner, N. B. (2020). Marine protected areas in the Southern Ocean: Is the Antarctic Treaty System ready to co-exist with a new United Nations instrument for areas beyond national jurisdiction?. Marine Policy, 122, 104212.,