I have always been intrigued by complex problems, particularly those that encompass a range of social, environmental and economic dimensions. This has made me passionate about developing approaches that engage with varied perspectives to engender positive and sustainable growth within our diverse society.
In my PhD project, I will be working collaboratively with Yawuru Traditional Owners in the Kimberley region of Western Australia to assess how Indigenous knowledge and land management practices can be incorporated within Australia’s National System for Environmental-Economic Accounting. The project will apply geospatial and qualitative research techniques to assess how environmental and economic data can be used for strategic impact in both Native Title and land management decision making.
Along with my studies, I love teaching and am an avid gardener and bushwalker, and enjoy driving Canberra’s streets as a commuter bus driver.
Skills & Expertise
- Environmental accounting
- GIS and remote sensing
- Collaboration and teamwork
- Communicating to a diverse audience
- Gardening, particularly growing oversized zucchinis!
"My research aims to directly support the land management objectives of Yawuru Country Managers, by capturing socio-cultural values (e.g. hunting areas) to enable the protection of these assets alongside economic opportunities such as pastoralism."
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