The Global Change Institute makes adjunct, honorary and affiliate appointments with the support of its parent organisation, The University of Queensland.

DEFINITIONS

Adjunct Researcher

An Adjunct Researcher is a title conferred on a person of distinction and standing through industry, government, professions or wider community.

Honorary Researcher

An Honorary Researcher is a title conferred on a person of academic distinction and standing. A key consideration is whether the person’s standing is commensurate with the role expected of him/her at the Global Change Institute, and whether the appointment will be of manifest advantage to the institute in fulfilling its commitments to research and/or community engagement.

Affiliate Researcher

Generally an Affiliate Researcher is someone who has a full-time appointment at UQ and works collaboratively with GCI.

The rules and guidelines covering adjuncts, affiliates and honorary researchers are periodically reviewed and updated. Detailed information about UQ policy in this area is available here.

GCI Affiliates

Hon

First name

Last name

Appointment Type

Appointment Title

Dr

Sophie

Dove

AFFILIATE

Affiliate Associate Professor

GCI Adjuncts

Hon First name Last name Appointment Type Appointment Title

 Professor

Leith

Boully

ADJUNCT

Adjunct Professor

Dr

Geoff

Dews

ADJUNCT

Adjunct Senior Lecturer

Mr

Malcolm

Duthie

ADJUNCT

Adjunct Associate Professor

Professor

Paul

Heaton

ADJUNCT

Adjunct Professor

Dr

Paul

Muir

ADJUNCT

Adjunct Lecturer

Dr Rebecca Olive ADJUNCT Fellow

Ms

Mags

Quibilan

ADJUNCT

Adjunct Fellow

Dr Tyrone Ridgway ADJUNCT Adjunct Fellow

Professor

Virgilio

Rivera

ADJUNCT

Adjunct Professor

Dr

William

Skirving

ADJUNCT

Adjunct Senior Lecturer

Professor

John

Tanzer

ADJUNCT

Adjunct Professor

Dr Graeme Taylor

ADJUNCT

Adjunct Fellow

Professor

John

Veron

ADJUNCT

Adjunct Professor

Professor

Cesar

Villanoy

ADJUNCT

Adjunct Associate Professor

GCI Honorary Appointments

Hon

First name

Last name

Appointment Type

Appointment Title

Honorary Professor

Margaret

Caldwell

HONORARY

Honorary Professor

Professor

Amareswar

Galla

HONORARY

Honorary Professor

Honorary Professor

Edgardo

Gomez

HONORARY

Honorary Professor

Dr

Paulina

Kaniewska

HONORARY

Honorary Fellow (Level A)

Mr

Javier

Leon Patino

HONORARY

Honorary Fellow (Level A)

Dr

Olga

Pantos

HONORARY

Honorary Fellow (Level A)

Honorary Professor

Linwood

Pendleton

HONORARY

Honorary Professor

Dr

Gabrielle

Persley

HONORARY

Honorary Professor

Dr

Elvira

Poloczanska

HONORARY

Honorary Professor

Dr

Ruth

Reef

HONORARY

Honorary Fellow

Dr

Megan

Saunders

HONORARY

Honorary Fellow (Level A)

Dr Graeme Taylor HONORARY Honorary Fellow

Malcolm Duthie
Adjunct Associate Professor

Dr Malcom DuthieMalcolm Duthie has worked in the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) for past 27 years in varying senior international management positions. This includes 12 years as WFP representative and country director, directing the organisation’s in country operations in Vietnam, Laos and The Gambia.

He managed and developed diverse and wide-ranging program interventions in these and other countries in the fields of food security, disaster risk reduction, poverty eradication, emergency response and agricultural development. Malcolm also acted and provided guidance to the national governments. He participated in the organisation’s overall strategy development and the enhancement of its multilateral role and new policies including those related to global safety nets and national strategies for assisting countries improve their food security.

 

Gabrielle Persley
Adjunct Associate Professor

Dr Gabrielle PersleyGabrielle Persley is Research Project Director at the Crawford Fund Australia, with special interests in biotechnology, biosafety and their impact on food security.

She was a Senior Advisor for PBS in Kenya from 2006-2011, during the preparation of the Kenya Biosafety Bill, as well as for the International Livestock Research Institute from 2002-2011, responsible for the development of a shared research facility (Biosciences eastern and central Africa), open to African scientists and students. She also worked at the World Bank, based in Washington DC from 1991-2001 as a Biotechnology Advisor, preparing and evaluating World Bank loans in science and technology. From 1988-90 she was a Biotechnology Manager at ISNAR, in the Netherlands. Gabrielle earned her Ph.D. and M.Sc in Microbiology from the University of Queensland, Australia. She was a Series Editor of CABI (UK) Agricultural Biotechnology Series (25 monographs published in the series) and Chair of the Doyle Foundation, a Scottish based charity that promotes the role of science and technology in development, especially in Africa. Gabrielle’s biosafety-related achievements include co authoring the World Bank Biosafety Guidelines: “Enabling the Safe Use of Biotechnology”; authoring the International Council of Science (ICSU) meta analysis on “New genetics, food and agriculture: scientific discoveries-societal dilemmas”; and authoring a World Bank/CGIAR Publication on “Agricultural Biotechnology and the Poor”. She focuses her work in Australia, Kenya, Uganda, Indonesia, Vietnam, the South Pacific, and India. What excites Gabrielle most about biosafety is that it provides the essential building block for the safe applications of new technologies that can reduce poverty and ensure food security for millions of people in the developing world. 


Edgardo Gomez
Honorary Professor

Prof. Edgardo GomezProfessor Edgardo Gomez is a world-renowned marine biologist and professor emeritus of the University of the Philippines Marine Science Institute

He has made important contributions to the East Asian Seas Action Plan for the protection and management of the regional marine environment.

In the Philippines, his work on coral reef conservation is renowned.

 


Professor Linwood Pendleton
WWF -- Global Oceans Lead Scientist

As global lead scientist for oceans, Linwood works across the WWF network and with external partners to direct research that can strengthen conservation strategies and to integrate science into oceans initiatives and programs.

Linwood will also continue to pursue high level academic research, both as the international chair of excellence at the European Institute for Marine Studies, part of the Laboratory of Excellence in Brest, France where he is based and a senior fellow at Duke’s Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions (NIEPS).

Linwood was the founder of the Marine Ecosystem Services Partnership, served as the acting chief economist for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration from 2011-2013, and is an Adjunct Associate Professor at the Duke University Marine Laboratory.  He has also collaborated with conservationists worldwide including here at WWF, The Nature Conservancy, Environmental Defense Fund, NRDC, and he served for nearly ten years on the Board of the Conservation Strategy Fund.

He currently serves on the Science Advisory Committee of the Gulf of Maine Research Institute, GEO Blue Planet steering committee, the Blue Carbon Finance Working Group, and the OBIS science advisory committee - to name just a few. 


John Tanzer
Director, Global Marine Program - WWF

John TanzerJohn Tanzer originally trained in the disciplines of geography and economics, completing an honours degree at James Cook University in 1980. Since that time he has worked in a number of areas of natural resource management and policy. He also holds a masters degree in Environmental Law from the Australian National University.

During his career he has worked in both terrestrial and marine areas of environmental management and has gained experience in research, field management, strategic policy and organisational management.

Mr Tanzer was appointed as the inaugural Chair and Chief Executive of Queensland’s Fisheries Management Authority (QFMA) when it was first established in 1994.

In 1998 he was appointed as Executive Director of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) based in Townsville. During his 10 years in this position and as Acting Chair, his major accomplishments included the complete restructure of the Authority to focus its management on the critical issues of water quality, biodiversity, fisheries and tourism. 

Most notably from 2001 onwards he was the Executive responsible for the oversight of the spatial rezoning of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park based on the Representative Areas Program (RAP).  This initiative has been widely acknowledged domestically and internationally as the most comprehensive and successful example of large marine ecosystem based conservation ever devised, politically supported and implemented.

In 2012 he joined WWF International as the Director Global Marine Program.



Meg Caldwell

Director, Environmental and Natural Resources Law & Policy Program; Executive Director, Center for Ocean Solutions, Woods Institute for the Environment

Meg CaldwellMargaret "Meg" Caldwell, JD '85, has dedicated her career to environmental law, having worked as an attorney, professor, and board member in the field.

Her scholarship has focused on the environmental effects of local land use decisions, the use of science in environmental and marine resource policy development and implementation, and developing private and public incentives for natural resource conservation. In addition to her role as lecturer in law, Caldwell directs the Environmental and Natural Resources Law and Policy Program at the law school. Caldwell also has an appointment with the Woods Institute for the Environment where she serves as executive director of the Center for Ocean Solutions. The center is a collaboration between Stanford, the Monterey Bay Aquarium, and the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute whose core mission is to increase the impact of the natural, physical and social sciences on ocean policy and management.

Caldwell is a regular in Washington, D.C. and Sacramento alike, working with elected officials, ocean and coastal agencies and their stakeholders to tackle major challenges with practical approaches. She has testified in Congress regarding reauthorization of the National Marine Sanctuaries Act and the ecological and economic impacts of the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Disaster. She also served as a senior consultant to the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling, providing both oral testimony and written reports to the commission on recommendations to reform federal oversight of offshore oil exploration and drilling.

A well-respected figure in environmental law, she was selected as the chair of the California Coastal Commission and served on that body for nearly three years. While chair of the commission, Caldwell also served on the board of the California Coastal Conservancy. She was appointed by the California secretary for natural resources to the Marine Life Protection Act Blue Ribbon Task Force for the central, north central, and south coast study regions and is currently serving on the Blue Ribbon Task Force for the north coast. Before joining the Stanford Law School faculty in 1994, Caldwell was an instructor at San Jose State University and the University of California, Davis; counsel for MicroCLEAN, Inc.; a member of the City of Saratoga Planning Commission; and an associate in the environmental law group of McCutchen, Doyle, Brown & Enersen.

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