KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Dr Melissa Nursey-Bray, University of Adelaide
Associate Professor, Head of Department Geography, Environment and PopulationDeputy Head of School, School of  Social Sciences Director, Adaptation, Community Environment (ACE) Research Group

Melissa is an experienced researcher and marine educator who works to improve community involvement in Indigenous resource management, coastal fisheries and urban governance decision making processes. She currently leads the ACE (Adaptation Community Environment) Research Group, which focusses on doing applied research that builds links between research, community and achieves policy outcomes. She is a member of the World Commission of Protected Areas, the Marine Biosecurity Taskforce (Australia), the Australia South West MPA Management Committee, and the Scientific Expert Panel for the State of Victoria’s Marine and Coastal Council. Previous roles have included co-leading the Indigenous Theme for the Social and Institutional National Climate Change Adaptation Research Network, Deputy Director for the Centre for Coastal Research, Charing the REDMAP Community Advisory Committee and being a Director on the Board of Directors for the Wilderness Society in South Australia. Her current work focusses on the intersection between people and place along the coast and explores how to build the capacity to respond and adapt to climate change in coastal cities.

Key Dates

Abstract Submission Deadline:
Friday 14th June 2019
Presenter Notification:
Friday 2nd August 2019
Presenter & Early Registration Deadline:
Friday 13th September 2019
Conference Dates:
30th October - 1st November 2019

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