Dr Katherine Dafforn
Macquarie University, Associate Professor, Natural Sciences (with contributions from the Reef Design Lab and others)
A/Prof Katie Dafforn is an environmental scientist recognised for her contributions to understanding and managing urban impacts in marine systems. She completed her PhD in 2010 and was formerly the Co-Director of the Applied Marine and Estuarine Ecology Lab at the University of New South Wales. She joined Macquarie University in 2018 and is the co-founder of the Living Seawalls project at the Sydney Institute of Marine Sciences. Through this work she has been engaged in the ecological design of marine foreshores and her experimental work has contributed to several urban renewal projects. The findings have provided policy tools for building foreshore infrastructure more sustainably.