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Researcher, PhD student
University of Tasmania
Email 
Kathy.Willis@csiro.au
Mobile 
+61 400 976 722
Phone 
+61 3 6232 5182

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About

Current activities

PhD candidate at the School of Social Sciences, 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. 

Background

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).  

Academic qualifications

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

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