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Associate Professor, University of Wollongong

A/Prof Quentin Hanich is a regionally respected expert on Pacific Ocean Governance, Fisheries Management and Marine Conservation. He leads the Fisheries Governance Research Program at the Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security (ANCORS), University of Wollongong.

A/Prof Hanich has worked widely throughout the Asia Pacific region in various international research partnerships focusing on ocean governance and emerging technologies, marine conservation, fisheries management and development. He has chaired international working groups at treaty meetings, facilitated inter-governmental workshops, advised Ministerial meetings and national delegations, and is a member of the Pacific Marine Sector Working Group, the IUCN Fisheries Experts Group, and the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas.

In addition to his roles at the University of Wollongong, A/Prof Hanich is the Editor-in-Chief of the highly ranked Elsevier journal Marine Policy, a research partner with the Japanese Fisheries Research and Education Agency and Global Fishing Watch, and an Adjunct Scholar at Dalhousie University. He also lectures and writes on oceans governance, international fisheries, marine conservation, and fisheries development in the Asia Pacific region, and is a regular peer reviewer for numerous globally respected journals. He has assessed PhDs for multiple Universities, and research and development proposals for the Australian Research Council, the World Bank, the Australian Aid Program, the New Zealand Aid Program, and the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research.


  • 2006–present
    Associate professor, Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security (ANCORS) - University of Wollongong


  • 2011 
    University of Wollongong, PhD
  • 1999 
    University of Tasmania, Bachelor of Antarctic Studies (Hons)
  • 1998 
    La Trobe University, Bachelor of Arts

Research Areas

  • Fisheries Management (070403)
  • International Law (Excl. International Trade Law) (180116)
  • Environmental Politics (160605)
  • Government And Politics Of Asia And The Pacific (160606)
  • Environmental And Natural Resources Law (180111)
  • Conservation And Biodiversity (050202)