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

Professor

Saleem

Ali

AFFILIATE

Affiliate Professor

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

Professor

Michael

D'Occhio

ADJUNCT

Adjunct Associate Professor

Mr

Malcolm

Duthie

ADJUNCT

Adjunct Associate Professor

Professor

Paul

Heaton

ADJUNCT

Adjunct Professor

 Professor

Andy

Hooten

ADJUNCT

Adjunct Professor

Dr

Rob

Lesslie

ADJUNCT

Adjunct Associate Professor

Dr

Paul

Muir

ADJUNCT

Adjunct Lecturer

Ms

Mags

Quibilan

ADJUNCT

Adjunct Fellow

Professor

Virgilio

Rivera

ADJUNCT

Adjunct Professor

Dr

William

Skirving

ADJUNCT

Adjunct Senior Lecturer

Professor

John

Tanzer

ADJUNCT

Adjunct Professor

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

Mr

Oscar

Beijbom

HONORARY

Post Doctoral Research Fellow

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

Edmund

Ling

HONORARY

Honorary Fellow

Dr

Konar

Mutafoglu

HONORARY

Honorary Fellow (Level A)

Dr

Olga

Pantos

HONORARY

Honorary Fellow (Level A)

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

Liam

Wagner

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 organization’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 currently the 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.

 

 

Charlie Veron

The 'Godfather' of coral

Former chief scientist at the Australian Institute of Marine Science, Charlie Veron has been working on reef corals for 40 years. He has studied taxonomy, systematics, biogeography, palaeontology, ecology and evolutionary theory of corals. His significant achievements include:

  • discovery of 21% of coral species
  • publication of descriptions, maps and photographs of all coral species in the world
  • creation of a taxonomy for corals that is used by all coral researchers
  • combination of coral taxonomy, palaeontology and (limited) molecular studies into a cohesive model
  • discovery of the mechanism that maintains biodiversity and drives evolutionary change of coral and other marine life.
  • discovery and delineation of the ‘Coral Triangle’.
  • provision of a wide spectrum of information for reef conservation and management.
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.

Anthony J Hooten

Founder and Owner of AJH Environmental Services of Bethesda, Maryland

Anthony (Andy) J. Hooten, is the founder and owner of AJH Environmental Services of Bethesda, Maryland. Andy was raised in Savannah, Georgia, where he discovered a love of the coastal ocean as a young boy.

Andy served as a biologist for the local government of the Florida Keys (Monroe County, Florida) from 1981-1987, where he helped provide environmental information as the basis for a Florida-mandated plan for growth and development. In 1987 Andy moved to the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area to design, and develop an ecological resources inventory as an environmental planning tool—a precursor to GIS for local government. In 1989 Andy was invited to provide technical assistance to the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation in response to the T/V Exxon Valdez oil spill. From 1989-1995, he worked on all phases of the spill ranging from response to natural resources damage assessment and restoration in the intertidal estuaries of Prince William Sound.  He coordinated the “beachwalk” on behalf of the State of Alaska in the spring of 1990 to determine whether shoreline treatment to remove oil should continue into the 1990-91 seasons, and later served as a lead scientist for an experimental station in Herring Bay that studied the long-term effects from the spill.

Andy has consulted and provided technical services to organizations such as the World Bank, the Interamerican Development Bank, the United Nations Environment and Development Programmes, the US Agency for International Development, the EPA, and the Global Environment Facility; and to Foundations, such as the United Nations Foundation and the David and Lucille Packard Foundation, and non-governmental organizations. He has worked throughout the US and Caribbean and in more than 25 countries around the world.

One look at images of Earth from space and it is abundantly clear that our planet is truly ocean. It is the only home we all really know and have. Our coastal and ocean resources are a last frontier on an increasingly smaller place to live and greater numbers of us are demanding Earth’s resources and services in ever-shorter amounts of time. The challenges that face us in this new century are increasingly daunting and the compounding effects from a changing climate add to a burden in which, today, we really have only one choice and no luxury in being complacent: we must innovate and use all tools and expertise available to us to improve our relationship with the natural systems and services that support our human well being. These challenges are what continue to drive the quest of many of us in crafting effective solutions for the future and Andy’s life and energy remains dedicated to this work.

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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