Denise is a research scientist with CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere, based in Hobart Tasmania. She has been leading a diverse array of research projects for the past 10 years, with her main research projects focused on the impacts of marine debris and the development of analytical tools for tackling illegal unreported and unregulated fishing activities. Her applied work focuses on using sound science to inform and underpin policy and decision making. She has a broad ecology background and has worked on a range of research questions on threatened species, impacts of invasive species, and human-wildlife interactions around the globe. She’s also been working with fishers, fisheries management and stakeholder groups to ameliorate the impacts of derelict fishing gear and reduce the amount of gear lost into the environment.