Staff profile: Dr Brian Lassig

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Assistant Director, Science & Learning / Head, Australian Museum Research Institute
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Brian was appointed Assistant Director, Research and Collections in January 2010. His research background is in coral reef fishes with extensive field experience on the Great Barrier Reef, through his post-graduate projects based at the Heron Island and Lizard Island Research Stations.

Following his PhD from Macquarie University Brian moved to the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority in Townsville where he led the multi-disciplinary crown-of-thorns starfish research program. While based there he was a member of the team responsible for the establishment of the Cooperative Research Centre for Ecologically Sustainable Development of the Great Barrier Reef.

Before joining the Museum in 2005 Brian held a variety of positions in the Department of the Environment and Heritage in Canberra with responsibilities including development of coastal monitoring programs, coordination of scientific input into Australia’s Oceans Policy, leadership of environmental decision support system teams and management of workforce performance across the Department.

Brian has been a member of national and state committees and advisory groups in the areas of marine science, environmental management and climate change.


BSc (University of Queensland)

MSc (University of Queensland)

PhD (Macquarie University)

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