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 hold an Australian Research Council DECRA Fellowship which is examining 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
- We blew the whistle on Australia’s central climate policy. Here’s what a new federal government probe must fix. The Conversation. June 2022.
- Story on the previous government’s decision to scrap recovery plans. Triple J Hack. June 2022 (from 13:03).
- Soaring demand for trees exposes carbon credits ‘minefield’ in fight to offset Australia’s emissions. ABC News. June 2022.
- How to make space for species. Axios. June 2022.
- More than 40 per cent of Earth’s land surface ‘must be conserved to maintain biodiversity’. ABC News. June 2022.
- Native species are in crisis, but you wouldn’t know it from the election campaign. The Age. May 2022.
- Can you really carbon offset a power station? Sure – but it’s unimpressive. The Guardian. February 2022.
- Australian government ‘aggravating extinction’ through land-clearing approvals, analysis finds. The Guardian. March 2022.