About Karen

I am a Research Fellow in the Centre for Marine Socioecology and the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies at the University of Tasmania.

I grew up in rural west coast Scotland, miles from the sea, and didn't actually develop an interest in, or affinity with, the marine environment until I was an adult. 


My first degree was a BA (Hons) in politics and sociology at the University of Strathclyde. After 8 years away from education, I returned to school to undertake an MSc in Environmental Governance at the University of Manchester and then a Ph.D. in marine science at UHI/University of Aberdeen.

My Ph.D. combined social sciences with ecology and my passion for interdisciplinary research has become a key part of my work.

I spend as much time as possible outdoors - in the mountains or on the sea. I love to bushwalk, dive, kayak and I also race keelboats. I am very creative and enjoy painting and printmaking.

I am also a proud member of the Homeward Bound 2018 team.

Karen A. Alexander

Hobart, Tasmania | karen.alexander@utas.edu.au | +61 3 6226 4869


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