My research seeks to understand and inform the design, implementation and governance of environmental policy instruments. I have a particular interest in the use of market-based instruments for biodiversity conservation and climate change mitigation and adaptation.
I have a diverse background, including undergraduate degrees in mathematics and ecology, a PhD in public policy, and direct experience with policymaking. I sit on the editorial boards of Conservation Letters and Conservation Biology.
From 2016 to 2018 I was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, the University of Queensland, working with the National Environmental Science Program – Threatened Species Recovery Hub (NESP TSR). In 2017 I completed my PhD 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. Previously, I was the inaugural Science Policy Intern at the Australian Academy of Science, and also worked with the Australian Government’s Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities on the EPBC Act Environmental Offsets Policy (2012).
In 2018 I was awarded the UQ Faculty of Science 2018 Rising Star – Academic award (selected from 29 nominations).