Dr Michael Fabinyi is a Society in Science – Branco Weiss Senior Research Fellow at the University of Technology Sydney.
He obtained his PhD at the Australian National University in 2009, and before moving to Sydney he was based for six years at the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies at James Cook University.
He uses theories and methods from the social sciences to understand the social, political and cultural aspects of fisheries trade and governance. He specialises in the political economy of fisheries in developing countries, and the implications of Chinese seafood consumption for global fisheries and food security.
He has worked in the Philippines, China, Malaysia, Indonesia, Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea. Michael has held visiting appointments at Peking University, Palawan State University and most recently at WorldFish, Malaysia.