Researcher biography

I am a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences 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 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.