Malcolm has a broad background and interest in marine and terrestrial ecology and conservation. He completed Honours and a PhD in marine ecology at The University of Melbourne, which prepared him well for his current work in the desert and savannah country of the Kimberley.
In between, there have been various stints at environmental consultancies, universities and the odd internship, including the Charles Darwin Research Station on the Galapagos Islands. Since moving to the Kimberley, Malcolm has worked at Environs Kimberley coordinating their on-ground conservation projects, the Kimberley Nature Project, which recognises both the conservation significance of the Kimberley and its rich Aboriginal culture and custodianship.
These projects work to support Aboriginal Rangers to protect their country and culture, and recognise that combining traditional and ecological knowledge leads to better conservation outcomes.