I am passionate about combining social and ecological science to explore relationships between people and place. I am particularly interested in how different ways of interacting with the natural world, traditional knowledge systems, human values and ideas of nature influence conservation initiatives, and how environmental management practices do social and political work. I hold a Bachelor of Science and a first class honours degree in Geography from the University of Tasmania and have experience in both quantitative and qualitative research techniques in urban and remote settings.
Prior to embarking on a PhD I worked for the Australian Research Centre for Urban Ecology, Melbourne City Council’s Urban Landscapes Branch and the School of Geography and Environmental Studies at the University of Tasmania. In these roles I have worked on projects ranging from urban citizen science events to fostering native grassland conservation on private farms. Outside of ANU I continue to be involved in a range of projects that broadly involve conservation in social and cultural settings, and in writing on place and the environment.