Dr Tyrone Ridgway manages the Healthy Oceans Program at the Global Change Institute.
Tyrone brings an interdisciplinary background to the role, after working in environmental issues in research and non-government organisations, resource and research management within federal government agencies, as well as project management roles in private consulting.
Tyrone moved to Australia from South Africa to undertake a PhD in Marine Science at The University of Queensland (UQ) on connectivity of coral reefs. After a postdoctoral position at UQ, Tyrone worked at the Pennsylvania State University before returning to Australia to take up a position at the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA). At GBRMPA, Tyrone was involved in the project management of the Climate Change Action Plan as well as overseeing the Reef Health Impact Survey and BleachWatch programs. More recently he oversaw the development of the Ningaloo Atlas at the Australian Institute of Marine Science, and managed a diverse range of environmental projects in the private consulting sector.
Besides his background in research and management, Tyrone also has a strong interest in environmental education, and has run teaching programs on the Great Barrier Reef for the past twelve years. Tyrone also holds adjunct appointments at the University of Western Australia and the University of Georgia.
Dr Tyrone Ridgway
Program Manager – Healthy Oceans
Global Change Institute
The University of Queensland
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