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Professor Quentin Hanich leads the Fisheries Governance Research Programat the Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security (ANCORS), University of Wollongong, where he holds a Nippon Foundation Ocean Nexus Research Chair. He works throughout the Indo-Pacific region in various international research partnerships focusing on ocean governance and equity, marine conservation, and the sustainable and equitable management of transboundary fisheries. He is particularly interested in strategic research and capacity building projects that support equitable ocean outcomes for coastal developing States. With this goal in mind, he engages closely with governments, stakeholders and international fora, and develops collaborative studies and courses that address current and future ocean governance and policy challenges. Quentin is also the Editor-in-Chief of the journal, Marine Policy, and a member of the UN Experts Panel for the World Ocean Assessment, and the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas. Quentin lives by the sea and loves the ocean, its nature and its people.


  • 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)