Research Program Director, AIMS
Dr Britta Schaffelke is the Research Program Director, A Healthy and Sustainable Great Barrier Reef at the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS). Her expertise is in the research and management of environmental impacts on tropical ecosystems, especially those related to deteriorating marine water quality. The inshore Great Barrier Reef has been the focus of her research for the past 20 years. Prior to joining AIMS in 2005 as a researcher, she held a variety of positions spanning marine ecological research, environmental management and knowledge exchange at institutions including: CSIRO, the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority and the CRC for Reef Research. Britta holds a PhD from the University of Hamburg, migrating to Australia from Germany in 1995 for post-doctoral research at AIMS. She is a member of the Australian Government’s Reef 2050 Plan Independent Expert Panel.