Ocean Equity Research

Michelle Voyer



Michelle Voyer is a Senior Research Fellow with the Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security (ANCORS) at the University of Wollongong. Building on a ten year career in Australian state and federal government, Michelle‘s research now focuses primarily on the human dimensions of marine conservation and resource management, and the nexus of social science and policy. In particular she has been engaged in range of projects exploring the social contribution of commercial and recreational fisheries to coastal communities, the social acceptability of MPAs, and the governance challenges associated with the emerging ‘Blue Economy’. Her current research is focused on exploring opportunities for community input and engagement in Blue Economy discourses, with particular attention to the opportunities and challenges for Indigenous peoples in playing a leadership role in guiding future ocean use and management.