Bias incognito: how our hidden assumptions lead to inequities in science, and what we can do about it

This year I've had the pleasure of being part of the inaugural CEED Leadership Program, which aims to develop the next generation of environmental leaders by providing early career researchers with the scientific and leadership skills necessary to create positive environmental change. As part of the program, we've been tasked to develop and run a group project at … Continue reading Bias incognito: how our hidden assumptions lead to inequities in science, and what we can do about it

The legal and institutional dimensions of biodiversity offsetting

This is Part 5 of a series of posts outlining the research journey of my PhD so far. Read the previous entries: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4 Over two days in January 2015, fifteen academics and professionals from law, economics, business, ecology and policy came together to discuss biodiversity offsetting - but … Continue reading The legal and institutional dimensions of biodiversity offsetting

Reflections on the 2014 Fenner Student Retreat

One of the things I love about the Fenner School is the annual Research Student Retreat. Each year, all Fenner PhD and MPhil students are invited to attend a 2-day 'retreat', which basically involves a mixture of workshops, social activities, wine, cheese and fire pit frivolity. The School arranges all of the core retreat ingredients - overnight … Continue reading Reflections on the 2014 Fenner Student Retreat

Science and social media – why you should care (+ a rant about unreasonable blogging expectations)

Update 27/2/13: See Phil's comment below - he recommends using active voice and first-person narrative in scientific papers - not present tense as I previously claimed Last week I gave a presentation to 3rd year students as part of a Biodiversity Conservation (ENVS3039) lecture at the ANU. Phil Gibbons (one of my PhD supervisors) is convening the course, … Continue reading Science and social media – why you should care (+ a rant about unreasonable blogging expectations)