Leadership positions:

NatureMetrics Advisory Board member (2019–current).

Natural Capital Coalition Biodiversity Project Advisory Board member (2018 – current).

UN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre Biodiversity Indicators for the Extractives Sector Project advisory board member (2018–current).

IMBeR Interdisciplinary Marine Early Career Network committee member (2018)

Coalition for Private Investment in Conservation member (2018).

Department of Zoology Early Career Researchers Network chair (2016–2017) and committee member (2017 – 2019).

Society for Conservation Biology Marine Policy committee member (2017–2019). Supporting the committee in supporting and providing opportunities for our members.

University of Oxford Knowledge Exchange Network co-founder (2016–2017). This network was created to provide support and training to Knowledge Exchange practitioners who work across the university.

Valuing Nature Business Impact School fellow (2016). Attended the VNBIS, which brought together early career scientists and business representatives, who share a common interest in valuing nature both for its’ intrinsic environmental value and to understand its’ benefits to business, government and broader society. See my blog about this.

Australian Marine Science Association Victoria branch president (2012-2015) and committee member (2005 – 2007; 2010 – 2015). Responsible for leading a committee dedicated to organising conferences and meetings for our professional marine science members, and public events.

Victorian Marine Roundtable committee. 2013–2015. Discuss and disseminate the latest marine scientific research, and marine policy and management developments in Victoria, Australia.

Reef Watch Victoria board member (2012–2015). Assisted with the strategic direction of this citizen science program.

National Marine Biological Analytical Quality Control scheme, United Kingdom, committee member and technical secretary (2008 – 2010).

 

Awards and scholarships

University of Oxford Social Impact Award for my work translate research on biodiversity measurement and management, and support more responsible business practice (2018)

University of Oxford Award for Excellence for early career researcher leadership in establishing and leading the Zoology ECRN (2017).

Ideas to Impact program fellow, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford (2017). This program was an enterprise skills initiative offered to four postdoctoral researchers from the University of Oxford, who joined the executive MBA elective course ‘Strategy & Innovation’. See my LinkedIn post about this.

Wentworth Group Science Program scholar (2013). Attended the science leaders program designed to enhance the ability of post-graduate students, scientists, lawyers and economists to engage in public policy on the future of our land, water, coasts and biodiversity.

Go8-C9 Student Leadership in International Cooperation Project student ambassador (2013). Represented the University of Melbourne and the Australian Group of Eight Universities to undertake a two-week visit to C9 universities in China. The objective of this program was to develop proposals and ideas for cooperation between Australian and Chinese universities with the aim of promoting opportunities for outbound student mobility from Australia.

NERP Marine Biodiversity Research Hub research PhD scholarship recipient (2012–2014).

Parks Victoria Research Partners Panel research PhD scholarship recipient (2011–2014).

Australian Postgraduate Award for PhD research (2011–2014).