Emily is an aquatic ecologist and science engagement specialist with 20 years’ experience working within universities and not-for-profit organisations. She has extensive project management experience in water quality and catchment health management, monitoring and evaluation, science translation and communication, partnership management and stakeholder engagement.

Emily is recognised for her strong skills in science communication and partnership management in a NRM setting. She has extensive experience co-ordinating projects that bring together stakeholders from diverse background (academic, government, industry), working with them to identify and synthesise common understanding and needs; and collaboratively developing and designing solutions.

Comfortable leading and delivering multiple-disciplinary scientific and applied projects, she has extensive experience working alongside a diversity of experts including coastal ecologists, social scientists, environmental economists, catchment modellers, statisticians, spatial analysts, science communicators, conservation biologists and land restoration experts.

Emily has long history of working within South East Queensland and its catchments, having worked on multiple projects across this region. Notably working for five years as lead co-ordinator for the region’s flagship partnership program: the Ecosystem Health Monitoring Program (EHMP) and Report Card.

She maintains an active research profile, holding an adjunct research fellow position at the Australian Rivers Institute, Griffith University. Her PhD research (2009-2012) focused on understanding how the impacts of extreme climatic events interact with catchment processes and drive the productivity of phytoplankton in coastal waters (Moreton Bay, Australia).