The Marine Social Science Network, Australian Chapter aims to grow a network of social science practitioners, researchers and students working on human dimensions of Australia’s coasts, estuaries, and oceans.

The purpose of the group is to create a platform for dialogue and conversation within Australia and with the wider global marine social science community.

Our objectives include:

  • Providing a networking platform for increasing opportunities and collaboration.
  • Knowledge sharing through curated content.
  • Providing an Australian chapter for connections into the global Marine Social Sciences Network.

Membership of the chapter is open to all researchers, students and professionals interested in meeting others in the marine social science space. The chapter welcomes people from every type of organisation in Australia.

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Australian Chapter Committee Members


Carla Sbrocchi – Coast & Estuary Officer – NSW Department of Planning and Environment I PhD Candidate – University of Technology Sydney

Dr Michelle Dyer – Assistant Director of Social Science – Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority

Dr Emily Ogier – Human Dimensions Research Coordination Program Lead – Fisheries Research & Development Corporation I Senior Researcher (Marine & Social Policy) – University of Tasmania

Bethany Smith – PhD Candidate – James Cook University