PhD candidate at the School of Social Sciences and Centre for Marine Socioecology, University of Tasmania, Hobart and Oceans and Atmosphere, CSIRO, Hobart.
Research Topic: The effectiveness of waste abatement strategies at reducing the input of waste into the environment. The research will primarily focus on waste abatement policies, infrastructure and outreach programs, plastic waste and the marine environment.
I completed my Honours degree in 2015. My thesis topic was "Differentiating littering, urban runoff and marine transport as sources of marine debris in coastal and estuarine environments". A paper from my thesis was published in Scientific Reports in 2017. After my Honours I worked as a scientific diver for the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS), an aerial survey research assistant for southern blue fin tuna in the Great Australian Bight (Project Leader: Jess Farley, CSIRO) and a research assistant for microplastics in deep sediments of the Derwent Estuary (Project Leader: Denise Hardesty, CSIRO). In February 2017 I started a PhD under the supervison of Dr Joanna Vince (School of Social Sciences, UTAS), Dr Britta Denise Hardesty (O&A, CSIRO), Dr Chris Wilcox (O&A, CSIRO) and Prof. Marcus Haward (IMAS, UTAS).
Bachelor of Science (Majors: Geography and Zoology, Minor: Spatial Science) (2013)
Bachelor of Science with First Class Honours (2015)
Diploma of Philosophy (2016)
Membership of key national committees
Australia’s Environment Minister, the Hon Greg Hunt MP, joined University of Tasmania scientists and volunteer divers on a Reef Life Survey at Tinderbox Marine Reserve south of Hobart today.
After the dive, the Minister joined UTAS Vice Chancellor, Professor Peter Rathjen, at Hobart’s Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies to launch the Marine Biodiversity Hub, one of six hubs funded under the National Environmental Science Programme (NESP).
The NESP is a six-...
Wednesday 10 December 2014
The Australian Government has announced the successful organisations to lead research hubs under the $142.5 million National Environmental Science Programme (NESP). The programme will assist decision-makers to understand, manage and conserve Australia's environment by funding world-class biodiversity and climate science. This research will ensure decisions about managing Australia's biodiversity and environmental resources are made on the best available...