Lorraine is the Environmental Research Officer for Parks Victoria. Her role is to implement conservation research and monitoring programs across the Parks Victoria estate. Through Parks Victoria’s Research Partners Panel Lorraine regularly partners with research institutions to share knowledge, expertise and technology to better inform environmental decision-making and management of Victoria’s parks and reserves.
She has 26 years’ experience contributing to semi-arid woodland restoration in Victoria’s north-west. She worked initially as a Ranger and Environment Project Manager coordinating and delivering on-ground kangaroo monitoring and management programs in the Mallee Parks before moving to Melbourne. Today Lorraine focuses on the state-wide coordination of overabundant native animal research and the evaluation of management effectiveness. She enjoys communicating scientific knowledge to different audiences with the aim of promoting the integration of environmental research findings into on-ground management programs.
In 2018, Lorraine completed her Masters of Environment at The University of Melbourne, to ensure her environmental knowledge remains up-to-date.