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I am a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences and a Research Affiliate at the Centre for Policy Futures at the University of Queensland. My research falls broadly within environmental policy, governance and economics, with a particular focus on how complex policy processes translate into environmental outcomes. I have worked and published on topics ranging from biodiversity offsetting, native vegetation policy, carbon markets and conservation planning, and I am passionate about conducting interdisciplinary, impactful research in close consultation with colleagues working in government, non-government organisations and industry.

Prior to my appointment at UQ, I was a PhD candidate at the Fenner School of Environment and Society at the Australian National University, where I investigated the challenges and complexities associated with conservation policy in Australia using an interdisciplinary, mixed methods approach. My current work is part of the National Environmental Science Programme – Threatened Species Recovery Hub (NESP TSR), where I am investigating cost effective and innovative biodiversity offsetting approaches for Australian threatened species.

In 2018 I was awarded the UQ Faculty of Science 2018 Rising Star – Academic award (selected from 29 nominations). The award recognises individuals who demonstrate excellence and future potential in research, teaching, academic or professional service, or driving positive workplace culture.

In addition to my research, I sit on the Board of the Society for Conservation Biology - Oceania, co-convene the Network of Enviornmental Social Scientists (NESS), and act as a handling editor for Conservation Letters and Conservation Biology.