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Biography

I am a social scientist with CSIRO’s Adaptive Communities and Industries group. Since commencing with CSIRO in 2011, my work has included social science research into community resilience and wellbeing, social licence to operate, social acceptance and trust, and perceptions of risk and benefits in relation to contested industries.

I have delivered projects for the Gas Industry Social & Environmental Research Alliance (GISERA) investigating social impacts associated with unconventional gas development in communities of the Surat and Gunnedah Basins. As project leader, I have communicated research findings to diverse audiences including community, industry, and government and developed a range of communication products.

I have extensive experience in mixed methods research approaches. These include qualitative interviewing, focus group, and local community data collection and analysis; quantitative survey development and measurement; conducting local, state wide, and national surveys; and scenario development.

Current Roles

  • Team Leader: Resources and Communities Team
    Social Science research

Academic Qualifications

  • 2013

    PhD
    Griffith University

  • 2009

    MBA (Hons)
    Griffith University

  • 1981

    B Phys
    University of QLD