Dr Nadine Marshall

Environmental Social Scientist

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Nadine Marshall provides natural resource management agencies and resource-based industries within Australia with leading edge social science. She is a leading scholar on concepts such as sense of place, identity, resource dependency, social resilience, cultural values and wellbeing particularly within natural resource systems and issues of climate adaptation. Nadine manages a multi-million dollar portfolio of research projects across a range of communities (particularly coastal communities dependent on coral reefs), and primary industries including cattle, farming, tourism and commercial fishing and has had significant influence in ensuring that the human dimension is included in environmental decision-making processes.

Nadine leads the Social and Economic Long Term Monitoring Program for the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, generating a long term set of data on the social value of the Reef system as a national and global iconic ecosystem and asset. She sits as an expert on a range of technical advisory boards and panels for government as well as for environmental and industrial organisations. Nadine is sought out as a science leader, advisor and career mentor. She has a strong record as a PhD supervisor and leads large expert science teams to deliver highly relevant and applied social science to clients within government, community and industry, both within Australia and internationally. She frequently lectures for James Cook University and the University of Melbourne, and is regularly invited to give lectures internationally.

Current Roles

  • Project Leader
    Aesthetics of the Great Barrier Reef

  • Project Leader
    Scocial Science and the Great Barrier Reef

  • Project Leader
    Social and Economic Long Term Monitoring Program

Academic Qualifications

  • 1991

    BSc (hons) (zoology)
    University of Melbourne

  • 1995

    MSc (ecology)
    Monash University

  • 2006

    PhD (social science)
    James Cook University

Professional Experiences

  • 2005

    Research Scientist

  • 1996-2002

    James Cook University

Achievements and Awards

  • 2012-2015

    Julius Career Award

Other highlights

  • 2007-2015

    advisory position - Fisheries Research and Development Corporation

  • 2010

    advisory position - NQ Dry Tropics

  • 2016-2016

    advisory posiiton - Wet Tropics, Natural Resource Management

  • 2016-2016

    advisory position - Mackay-Whitsundays, Natural Resource Management

  • 2013

    advisory position - Gas Industry Social and Environmental Research Alliance (GISERA)

  • 2016

    advisory position ISP - Gladstone Healthy Harbour Programme

  • 2010-2015

    advisory position - Tropical Landscapes Joint Venture


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