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I am interested in how humans interact with the ocean and how these interactions can be actively governed to acheive sustainable development goals. In particular, my research focuses on collaborative governance of socal-ecological systems and the use of unconventional methods for promoting sustainable resource use.

Prior to starting a PhD, I worked as a research scientist at the Western Australian Dept. of Fisheries (currently DPIRD) as part of the third-party certification program and fisheries surveys teams. During this time, I helped facilitate the pre-assessment of over 50 Western Australian fisheries against the Marine Stewardship Council's (MSC) fisheries standard and assisted in the full assessment of six fisheries, including the world's first recreational fishery to gain MSC certification. 

My current research focuses on the use of market-based programs, such as seafood certification schemes and eco-labelling, for achieving fisheries sustainability goals in the developing world. My research employs a transdisciplinary approach and draws on both the natural and social sciences, combining theories from economics, ecology, human geography and environmental governance to study aspects of social-ecological transformation and sustainability.

I am supervised by Dr Julian Clifton (UWA), Dr Gary Kendrick (UWA), Dr Jade Lindley (UWA) and Dr Larry Crowder (Stanford University).

Education/Academic qualification

Marine Conservation, Master, Victoria University of Wellington

Biology (Ecology) & International Development Studies, Bachelor of Arts, Point Loma Nazarene University

External positions

Visiting Researcher, Stanford University

Mar 2017Oct 2018


  • Oceans
  • Environmental
  • Agriculture and Food
  • Seafood certification
  • Fisheries and coastal management
  • Governance
  • Social-ecological systems
  • Transformation

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Research Output 2019 2019

  • 2 Citations
  • 1 h-Index
  • 2 Article
2 Citations (Scopus)
ecological system
social system