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Dr Cathy Robinson

Principal Research Scientist


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I lead and support a number of initiatives that provide practical examples of how to accelerate innovation with ideas that value and enable diversity. This includes my research with Indigenous and remote rural communities and scientists to accelerate collaboration and innovation to achieve to enable a total system health approach for Northern Australian regions. These outcomes include building better knowledge systems to tackle contemporary landscape management issues, improving economic participation for Indigenous people, and enhancing positive health and well-being.

Current Roles

  • Project Leader
    Indigenous fire enterprises and partnerships

  • Project Leader
    Collorative mapping the opportunities for Indigenous land and water enterprise development in Northern Australia

  • Project Leader
    Building Indigenous biosecurity business

Academic Qualifications

  • 2000

    Doctor of Philosophy (Geography)
    Monash University

  • 1994

    Bachelor of Science - 1st Class honours
    The University of Melbourne

Achievements and Awards

  • 2015-2015

    - Innovator of Influence Award
    Australian Science and Innovation Forum

  • 2013-2106

    ARC linkage - CI
    Integrating measures of Indigenous land management effectiveness

  • 207-2020

    WCPA member and Green List Expert Evaluation Group

  • 2018-2020

    STEM Superstar
    Science and Technology Australia

  • 2018-2018

    CSIRO Medal - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Engagement

Community and Corporate Citizenship

  • 2019-2021

    CSIRO Indigenous Engagement Implementation Committee

  • 2016-2020

    CSIRO Land and Water Science Council