About Karen


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


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

My Ph.D. combined social sciences with ecology and my passion for interdisciplinary research has become a key part of my work. I call myself an environmental sociologist

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