Queensland Programs and Community Engagement Manager (Casual Hours)
Julie has over 12 years of experience in Environmental Science and holds a Bachelor of Environmental Science with a major in Coastal Management. She completed Honours with her thesis focusing on the temporal variation and rarity in Heterobranch sea slugs. She has been an active Reef Check Australia survey diver since 2009 and has been diving and recording sea slugs on the Sunshine Coast since 2006.
She completed her Divemaster qualifications whilst living in Fiji and attained her Scientific Diver qualifications in Coffs Harbour as part of her university degree. Seeing the need for greater community involvement and education she helped to establish the Coast to Coral talk series on the Sunshine Coast. As an avid diver and a participant in numerous surveys, Julie has a solid understanding of survey planning. Julie joined the staff as Team Leader and SEQ Projects Coordinator in 2020. Following a move to Bowen at the end of 2022, Julie has taken over coordinating our surveys and activities in both North Queensland and South East Queensland.