Submission to the Nature Repair Market Bill
My submission to the proposed Nature Repair Market can be found below.
Help to shape policy with your science
Thanks to Julia Rosen for this piece in Nature News & Comment. Read the full piece here. Megan Evans got a crash course in science policy in 2011. As a research assistant at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, she joined a project helping the Australian government to develop a tool to compensate for the…
Early career researchers – so you want to make a difference?
There’s a new breed of scientist in town, wanting to make a positive impact in the world. They just have one question—how!?
Understanding and engaging with conservation policy at #SCBO2018
At the upcoming Society for Conservation Biology – Oceania conference in Wellington (3rd-5th July 2018), I’m very excited to be running a short course that will provide conservation scientists an introduction to public policy in theory and practice. You can have a look at the agenda here. Unfortunately the course is fully booked out, but we…
I got a thing
I’m very surprised, humbled and obviously rather awkward about the fact I was recently awarded the University of Queensland Faculty of Science 2018 Rising Star – Academic award. The award recognises “individuals who demonstrate excellence and future potential in research (science or teaching & learning), teaching, academic or professional service, or driving positive workplace culture.” I was…
Thesis is printed and uploaded to the library (but not allowed to call myself Dr until graduation in December). Is this really real?
Network of Environmental Social Scientists 2017 Forum
This year I had the pleasure of co-organising the 2017 Network of Environmental Social Scientists Forum. The aim of the event was to showcase a range of experiences and insights on how to influence public policy in the current political climate. Kelly, Ange and I were thrilled to secure ten fantastic speakers working across the science-policy-practice interface…
Findings tabled from the Senate Inquiry into Environmental Offsets
A report into the recent Senate inquiry into environmental offsets has now been tabled – you can download the full report here. The inquiry was set up earlier in the year by the Australian Greens with the support of the Labor Party, and generated a fair bit of media at the time (here, here and here). I’m…