I’m a conservation biologist with more than 20 years’ experience internationally and throughout Australia.
I mostly analyse where protected areas need to go and how much governments need to invest in specific areas to meet their promises. I’m keen on stronger landclearing laws and do a lot of analysis around landclearing impacts on our wildlife, including fieldwork to look for koalas and critical habitat. I also lecture in Environmental Policy at the University of Queensland.
Since graduating from Griffith University’s School of Australian Environmental Studies I’ve worked as a conservation biologist with the Center for Biological Diversity in the US and completed a short stint at the International Whaling Commission Scientific Committee and CITES (The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora). I began working for WWF Australia in 2005.
The world I grew up in, wandering through the bush, beaches and mountains of my home state of Queensland, is fast disappearing. I’m proud to have a hand in saving millions of hectares of wildlife habitat through my work.