Dr Cathy Robinson is a human geographer working at the CSIRO who studies the design and performance of decentralised environmental governance systems, with a focus on cross-cultural planning arrangements in Northern Australia.

Cathy’s research is currently focused on the design and application of collaborative decision-support frameworks that are capable of translating scientific, Indigenous and local knowledge into biosecurity surveillance and decision-making.

She is also working on a number of projects that examine the barriers and opportunities facing Indigenous people and partners in their efforts to 1) evaluate joint environmental planning activities and objectives and 2) deliver livelihood and other negotiated co-benefits from the delivery of carbon offset schemes and programs.

For more details about Cathy’s research.