Researcher biography

Dina is a research staff member at The University of Queensland supporting the work of the Migratory Connectivity in the Ocean (MICO) open-access system. She works for the Applied Marine Biogeography Lab under the supervision of Dr Daniel Dunn. She has a Master’s degree in Biodiversity and Conservation and 6 years’ work experience on research projects studying animal behaviour, conservation issues and propagating conservation education in the biodiversity hot-spots of India. The realisation of the big gap that exists between research outcomes and practical application of information for conservation problem-solving has shifted her focus to explore ways to bridge this gap. She is keen to translate existing research publication information into usable tools for decision-makers and stakeholders. She wants to engage in building bridges between the scientific community and the rest of society to disseminate scientific information to derive actionable conservation outcomes.