Honorary Research Fellow at Sydney Institute of Marine Science and World Harbour Project
Society for Conservation Biology (SCB), including the Social Sciences Working Group (SCB-SSWG), and the Oceania regional section (SCBO).
Future Earth Open Network
Network of Environmental Social Scientists (NESS)
Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES)
Millennium Alliance for Humanity and the Biosphere (MAHB)
Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) Humanities and Social Sciences Expert Group (HASSEG)
Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS)
Rebecca is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with over ten years experience working in academia and conservation NGOs in Madagascar, Europe, Oceania, and Antarctica. Rebecca was awarded her PhD at Auckland University of Technology in 2016, where she developed a social research agenda for a social-ecological approach to more effective and inclusive conservation. Rebecca is particularly interested in achieving social and ecological outcomes in complex conservation systems and bridging the gaps between knowledge, policy, and action.
Interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research
Conservation and development
Current Research Projects:
Sustainable futures and multiple use in complex marine systems
The social dimensions of effective conservation
Integrating the natural and social sciences
Improving conservation and management outcomes in Antarctica