Quentin Hanich leads the Fisheries Governance Research Program at the Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security (ANCORS), University of Wollongong, and advises international organisations and national governments on fisheries governance and marine conservation. He has extensive project management experience and a strong research and consulting background. Dr Hanich has worked widely throughout the Asia Pacific region in various international research partnerships focusing on ocean governance and emerging technologies, marine conservation, fisheries management and development.
In addition to his roles at the University of Wollongong, A/Prof Hanich is the Editor-in-Chief of the highly ranked Elsevier journal Marine Policy, a Principal Investigator in the Nippon Foundation Nereus Program, and an Adjunct Scholar at Dalhousie University. He has chaired international working groups at treaty meetings, facilitated inter-governmental workshops, advised Ministerial meetings and national delegations, and is a member of the Pacific Marine Sector Working Group, the IUCN Fisheries Experts Group, and the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas.
Dr Hanich leads the Fisheries Governance Research Program which studies how communities and States manage human interaction with our marine environment, and develops innovative solutions to manage our activities and impacts. Communication and engagement are key components of our research. Our applied research engages with communities, analyses key problems, and creates new solutions that deliver real outcomes with tangible impacts. Our program includes a number of projects focusing on: ocean governance and technology; multi-lateral frameworks for assessing and distributing conservation burdens in trans-boundary fisheries; coastal fisheries, climate change and food security; marine conservation; and integrated ocean management.