Postdoctoral Research Scientist, University of Queensland
Brisbane, QLD, Australia, Australian
Dr Emma Kennedy is an ecologist specialising in coral reefs and climate change. She currently manages the Seaview Survey, a reef monitoring program that uses scooter-mounted 360° cameras and image-recognition technology to scale-up data collection. Emma grew up in the UK, where she learned to dive in a gravel pit outside London. After completing a PhD in Caribbean coral reef ecology at the University of Exeter, she moved to Australia, where she worked with the Great Barrier Reef Foundation to determine whether coralline algae can be used to track the impacts of climate change in the Great Barrier Reef. Emma loves encouraging others to get into the ocean, and she works part-time as a scuba-diving instructor. She is a passionate advocate of citizen science and regular volunteer for citizen-science organisation Reef Check Australia.