Leadership Team

Peter Harrison

Peter Harrison

Professor Peter Harrison is a coral ecologist and Director of the Marine Ecology Research Centre at Southern Cross University. He has 40 years’ research experience working on corals and reefs around the world and has led highly successful international and national research projects and research teams, including work for the United Nations. Peter’s research focuses on marine ecology and environmental science and their applications to conservation and management. His current major research focus is coral and reef restoration. He leads large multidisciplinary projects developing the world’s first larger-scale successful coral larval restoration projects using millions of coral larvae to restore damaged reefs in the Philippines and on the Great Barrier Reef. He has been awarded multiple prizes for marine research and university teaching and has been appointed to a wide range of national and international scientific committees focused on conservation management. Learn more