Katie Ryan is a freshwater ecologist with sixteen years’ experience in monitoring, evaluation, reporting and improvement. Katie’s experience ranges from designing and conducting on-ground monitoring programs to the development of evaluation frameworks and plans for federal government policy.

Katie has recently joined Alluvium from the MDBA where she led the development and implementation of the 2020 Basin Plan Evaluation Framework and associated evaluation plans and performance measures. Her other experience at the MDBA included evaluation of Basin Plan MERI; MERI planning for the Murray-Darling Water and Environment Research Program; coordination and design of interjurisdictional monitoring programs; technical analysis of ecological data, collation of multiple lines of evidence and reporting for the 2017 interim Basin Plan evaluation; coordination of interjurisdictional stakeholders to develop and deliver NRM projects.

Prior to the MDBA Katie worked for the ACT Conservation, Research and Planning where her experience included assessment of long-term monitoring programs; field work to monitor native fish populations; and design and delivery of research projects.

Katie’s contribution to both federal and state MERI programs is underpinned by over six years of experience in on-ground monitoring, evaluation, and reporting at the Institute for Applied Ecology at the University of Canberra. During those six years Katie also tutored a number of undergraduate classes, giving her a strong foundation for communication and stakeholder engagement.