Current PhD Project 

Seeking Food Democracy: A study of Civic Food Networks and local governments in regional Australia


  • Company Directors Graduate, Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD). 2017-2018
  • Master of Environmental Management, The University of Queensland. 2014-2017
  • Bachelor of Economics, Murdoch University. 2008-2012

Professional Experience

  • Senior Research Manager Land-Use Futures, ClimateWorks Australia & Monash University Sustainable Development Institute (MSDI). Melbourne, Australia. 2018-2019
  • Non-Executive Director, South Coast Natural Resource Management Inc. Albany, Australia. 2016-2018
  • Senior Water Policy & Programme Officer, Department of Agriculture & Water Resources (DAWR). Canberra, Australia. 2017-2018
  • Environmental & Sustainability Planner, City of Wanneroo. Perth, Australia. 2014-2017
  • Senior Biosecurity & Environmental Consultant, Depth Logistics. Lae, Papua New Guinea. 2013-2014
  • Environmental Policy Officer, Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA). Perth, Australia. 2013
  • Biosecurity & Environmental Officer, Department of Agriculture & Fisheries. Fremantle, Australia. 2008-2013

Research Interests

  • Food Democracy and Food Sovereignty 
  • Food & Agricultural Policy
  • Local Government
  • Local Food Systems
  • Civic Food Networks
  • Rural Development
  • Regional Australia