I am an interdisciplinary Research Fellow with a background in sustainable natural resource planning, management, and policy. I am interested in addressing the tangible challenges of sustainably and equitably sharing renewable natural resources. This interest is motivated by a desire to better understand contributing factors in decision-making for equitable and sustainable resource use across multi-level governance systems i.e., local, national, and international. I am particularly interested in finding applied solutions to the complex conservation and management issues associated with food and livelihood security in marine and coastal social-ecological systems.
I have had the privilege of engaging in diverse international research, natural resource management, policy, and capacity building projects in marine fisheries and aquaculture in the Pacific Islands, the Caribbean, North America, and Indonesia. My current research focuses on the enabling environments and outcomes of multi-stakeholder engagement in marine fisheries and aquaculture management across scales of governance, primarily in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean region. I also participate in a number of capacity building activities that aim to strengthen current knowledge and to promote informed decisions about sustainable fisheries development and management.
I guest lecture in ANCORS’ fisheries management short courses, in marine resources law and in the School of Biological Sciences.
I am also a PhD Student at ANCORS, supervised by Professor Alistair McIlgorm, Dr Michelle Voyer, and A/Prof Quentin Hanich. The title of my thesis is The role of information and communication technologies for fisheries governance in the Western and Central Pacific ocean.