Experience

SELECT WORK EXPERIENCE

Lecturer, Environmental Humanities: Centre for the Study of the Inland, La Trobe University, Victoria. July 2021 – ongoing.

Research Fellow:  University of Tasmania & RMIT ARC Discovery Project: Owning nature: mapping the contested country of private protected areas. April 2019 ­– ongoing.

Doctoral Scholar: Interdisciplinary Environmental Studies, with Australian National University, Fenner School of Environment and Society. March 2015 – December 2019. PhD Thesis: Critical Histories for Ecological Restoration, supervised by Prof Libby Robin, Prof Ruth Beilin and Dr Cameron Muir.

Research Consultant: Paper Giant, on Creative Victoria project ‘Galleries Libraries Archives Museums [GLAM] & Digital Transformation Agency project ‘Death of a Loved One’.  May 2017 – April 2018.

Research Assistant: For Susan Lawrence on Rivers of Gold Project (La Trobe University). November – December 2017

Research Assistant: For Clare Wright on Women’s Suffrage Project (La Trobe University). June – July 2017

Research Consultant: Australian Research Centre for Urban Ecology, Botanic Gardens Victoria, Natural Regeneration Australia and Kosciuszko to Coast. September 2014 – May 2015.

Urban Ecologist: City of Melbourne Urban Landscapes, City Design. September 2014 – January 2015.

Research Assistant: Australian Research Centre for Urban Ecology September 2012 – September 2014.

Urban Forest Officer: City of Melbourne Urban Landscapes branch, City Design. September 2011 – July 2012.

Research Assistant: Geography and Environmental Studies, University of Tasmania. September 2010 – November 2011.

Social Researcher: Yugul Mangi Indigenous Ranger Program Ngukurr, Arnhem Land. June 2013.

Ecological Consultant: Santa Fe Ranch, Nogales, AZ, USA. January 2010 – April 2010.

MEMBERSHIPS

Australia and Aoteoroa New Zealand Environmental History Working Group 2016 – ongoing

National Trust of Australia (Victoria) Landscape Reference Group 2016 – ongoing

Barrier Fields Naturalists Club, Broken Hill (2018 – ongoing)

MEDIA & PUBLIC EVENTS

Barrier Daily Truth. Article about Broken Hill’s Regeneration Reserves and PhD research. November 2016

Broken Hill ABC Rural. Interview on Albert Morris Restoration Award. November 2016

Broken Hill ABC Rural. Interview on Broken Hill’s Regeneration Reserves. 14 June 2016

State Library of Victoria Grasslands Panel Discussion. On the history, ecology and representation of native grasslands, from pre-settlement to today. 15 October 2014

Dirty Deeds 3RRR. On City of Melbourne’s Exceptional Tree Register. 15 July 2012

EDUCATION & AWARDS

2016 Mike Smith Award (Environmental History & History and Philosophy of Science): National Museum of Australia.

2016 Ken Inglis Postgraduate Prize (Environmental History): Australian Historical Association.

PhD Scholarships: Australian Postgraduate Award; Christine Fifield Scholarship Fund through Capital Region Landkeeper’s Trust; Lesslie Endowment, Australian National University.

Tertiary education: Bachelor of Science Honours (first class) University of Tasmania: W.J. Gerlach Honours Scholarship in Geography for best undergraduate geography results and Professor W.D. Jackson prize of best result in 3rd year plant science.