Please get in touch if you are interested in discussing a research project related to developing tools to support conservation management decisions.
Other potential projects
1: Assessing the role of scientists within conservation management agencies
This project would work with Dr Carly Cook, Prof. Richard Kingsford and Dr Dirk Roux to understand the important role that scientists play within conservation management organisations. The candidate must have an interest in the role of knowledge exchange in promoting evidence-based conservation, and in developing skills in social research methods. Click here for more information.
2: Improving shark and ray conservation through better fisheries management
This project will explore the impact of recreational fishers on the conservation of sharks and rays. These species are often caught as by-catch but post-release outcomes for these species can be poor. The research will work to understand how fishers interact with sharks and rays when caught, and developing and implementing methods to achieve behavioural change in their interactions with captured individuals. The project is fully funded and the successful applicant will work with myself, A/Prof. Richard Reina and Dr Jessica Walsh. Experience with fisheries management and social research methods would be an advantage. Click here for more information.
3: Conservation psychology
This project will explore a range of factors relating to the psychology of how we achieve conservation objectives. For example, how do values influence perspectives about conservation? Are optimistic or pessimistic messages about conservation more effective reaching the public? If you are interested in hearing more about this project then get in context with Carly. Candidates with a background in psychology or social research methods will have an advantage, but this is not essential for the position.
Check back in 2022.
Postdoctoral research positions
If you are interested in a PhD or a Postdoctoral research position to work in the lab please send your CV (including publications and academic results) and an expression of interest outlining your research interests and motivation to Dr Carly Cook.