Dr Katherine Dafforn

Dr Katie Dafforn is a marine environmental scientist and science communicator working at Macquarie University. She’s a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences and a member of the Centre for Smart Green Cities. Katie is also a researcher at the Sydney Institute of Marine Sciences, where she is Deputy Director of the Sydney Harbour Research Program. Her primary focus of research is on human impacts in the marine environment.


2005 BSc Hons. (Marine Biology).

2009 PhD (Marine Ecology).


2008 John Holliday Student Conservation Award.

Shallow moving structures promote marine invader dominance.

2005 University Medal.