Plenary Speaker

Emma Johnston, The University of Sydney, Australia

Emma Johnston

Professor Johnston is a leading authority in marine ecology, a sustainability and diversity champion and a Chief Author of the Australian State of Environment Report 2021. Professor Johnston is the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) at the University of Sydney. She has held the roles of Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research) and Dean of Science at UNSW, and is a past President of Science & Technology Australia (STA). Professor Johnston has led major research projects for industry, government, the ARC and the Australian Antarctic Science Program and contributed to the development of national and international research priorities and plans. She is a Director of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority and Governor of the Ian Potter Foundation. Professor Johnston was made an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) in 2018 for distinguished service to higher education, particularly to marine ecology and ecotoxicology, as an academic, researcher and administrator, and to scientific institutes.

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