Judi is a Certified Practicing Accountant and a practicing Lawyer who has held executive roles in the private sector and in Government. Her work has focused on finance, legislation and international negotiations in fisheries compliance and the marine environment. Judi has volunteered on AusAID programs, alleviating poverty by developing marine tourism for fishing villages in the Philippines and Vanuatu. As a dive instructor, commercial boat master and the dive tourist, Judi has dived all over the world.
Judi’s Phd research with the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, at James Cook University in Australia, focuses on the role of dive tourism as a private sector participant in integrated coastal management, particularly its capacity to diversify the livelihoods of artisanal fishers who are often the traditional owners of coral reefs, fish and marine resources. Judi’s principal supervisor is Professor Bob Pressey.
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