• The University of Western Australia (M204), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Personal profile


I completed my BA (Hons) and PhD at The University of Western Australia and worked for the next decade at Murdoch University, mostly as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Asia Research Centre. My research sits at the juncture of maritime and environmental history, with a focus on Western Australia in regional and global contexts and a track-record of multi-disciplinary collaboration. I have worked both individually and in research teams on histories of fisheries, cyclones and extreme tropical weather, pearling industries and environmental conservation, written biographies, and undertaken commissioned projects in Western Australian history. I continue to work with researchers at the Asia Research Centre and further afield, in the United Kingdom, Singapore and India, and am a collaborator in the ‘Appraising Risk, Past and Present’ Partnership’ based at the Indian Ocean World Centre, McGill University.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

Education/Academic qualification

History, PhD, The University of Western Australia

Award Date: 15 Dec 2008

Research expertise keywords

  • Western Australian History
  • Environmental History
  • Maritime History
  • Australian History
  • Indian Ocean studies
  • Natural hazards