Current activities - The Deputy Director is responsible for shaping research to meet stakeholder needs (project impact), leading and managing communications, managing data and information, supporting the Director with governance of the Hub and identifying opportunities to extend the Hub's research.
Background - Paul has 15 years experience in marine management and applied marine research. He has worked with Australian Commonwealth and State governments and those in Washington State, USA. During the last 10 years he has worked with the Australian Government on regional and national-scale marine biodiversity conservation planning and management. His particular interests are in aligning marine research to meet the needs of marine planners and managers. During the last 5 years he has guided the development of the Marine Environment Reporting Framework for the Dept of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities and lead the development of their marine research strategies and priorities. In 2010, Paul was employed on a part-time basis by the Marine Biodiversity Hub as their Knowledge Broker.
Academic qualifications - Graduate Diploma (with Honours) in Environmental Studies, Bachelor of Science