Research Fellow, Resource Management in Asia-Pacific Program
Working in Arafura Timor Research Facility, Darwin
Specialist on Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) in coastal and marine resource management
Direct telephone: 08 8920 9984
Currently I am working on a pilot project in Rote and Kupang Bay of the Timor islands. This project aims to find alternative livelihoods for traditional fishers who access MOU 1974 Box and Australian waters at large. The first activity is assisting some 60 families of the sea-nomad Bajo and the Rotenese who have been fishing in Australian waters for a long time to cultivate sea-weed.
Social analyses; community-based management of coastal resources; issues of development Latest research is on traditional fishers who access the MOU 1974 Box (together with Professor James J. Fox and Dr. Andrew McWilliam and the Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies at the ANU)
(2001-2003) Coordinator for palm sugar promotion in Rote, Indonesia working together with Texas A&M University, USA; (1998-1999); (1996-1998) Research coordinator for coral reefs in the Province of Nusa Tenggara Timur, under Indonesian Institute of Science/LIPI supervision; (1996); Social impact specialist for water and sanitation project in Flores, Indonesia under AusAID program; short-term consultant for drought relief program, the World Bank.