I am a Senior Lecturer in Public Sector Management within the School of Business, UNSW Canberra, as part of the Public Service Research Group. I recently completed an Australian Research Council DECRA Fellowship (2020-2023) which examined the growth of private sector investment in biodiversity and natural capital.
My research aims to understand how governments, businesses and other actors can more effectively protect and manage our natural environment. To do this, I use theories and methods from the natural and social sciences to inform the design, implementation and evaluation of environmental laws, policies and tools. I have a diverse background, including undergraduate degrees in mathematics and ecology, a PhD in public policy, and direct experience with policymaking. I sit on the editorial board of Conservation Letters.
Recent media and comment
- Labor plan for nature repair market rehashes old proposal and risks failure, experts say. The Guardian. February 2023.
- Losing the natural world comes with major risks for your super fund and bank. The Conversation. February 2023.
- Traded biodiversity 'credits' are key to Labor's environmental plans, but critics are not convinced. ABC News. January 2023.
- What are biodiversity credits and how do they work? ABC News. January 2023.
- ‘Abysmal’ number of Australian banks and super funds have policies to mitigate environmental risks: report. The Guardian. December 2022.
- The government hopes private investors will help save nature. Here’s how its scheme could fail. The Conversation. October 2022.
- Labor’s plan to save threatened species is an improvement – but it’s still well short of what we need. The Conversation. October 2022.
- Biodiversity market has huge potential for rorting and greenwashing, expert. Canberra Times. October 2022.