Dr Nicole Shumway

Nicole Shumway


Research Fellow/Senior Research officer


Centre for Policy Futures

Areas of research & interest:

  • Biodiversity & conservation
  • Carbon offsets & markets
  • Climate change
  • Environment
  • Land use & planning
  • Policy & regulation
  • Sustainability
  • Technology & innovation


  • Agriculture & environment
  • Carbon & environmental markets
  • Industry & business solutions
  • Policy & regulation
  • Technology solutions
  • Land Use & Regional Planning

Research Institution:


Dr Nicole Shumway is a conservation scientist in the Centre for Policy Futures. Nicki’s research seeks to understand how conservation and biodiversity outcomes can be improved by interfacing science with policy using novel approaches and decision-support tools. Her current research as co-lead of the regulatory subprogram of the Reef Restoration and Adaptation Program (RRAP) explores the policy implications of innovative marine restoration and adaptation practices in the Great Barrier Reef. She is also a CI on a National Environmental Science Program (NESP) project, which seeks to overcome barriers to implementing marine restoration.