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Senior research fellow, School of Ecosystem and Forest Sciences, The University of Melbourne

Rachel is an environmental social researcher and anthropologist, with a focus on science studies, Pacific studies, gender, religion and race. She has undertaken research into the social dimensions of environmental challenges, people's connections with nature and each other, diverse knowledge and ethical systems and the social role and position of science. She has worked in research, industry, government and NGO sectors, and at the interface of science and policy.

Experience

  • 2020–present
    Senior research fellow, School of Ecosystem and Forest Sciences, University of Melbourne
  • 2016–present
    Knowledge broker, Fenner School of Environment and Society, Australian National University
  • 2016–2016
    Project officer, Science Policy and Programs, Australian Academy of Science
  • 2011–2015
    Research fellow, School of Culture, History and Language, College of Asia and the Pacific, Australian National University

Education

  • 2011 
    Australian National University, PhD (Anthropology)