Amy Kimber is the Knowledge & Adoption Coordinator for the Tropical Rivers and Coastal Knowledge, and the Communications Coordinator for the Northern Australia hub of the National Environmental Research Program. TRaCK is a research consortium that has brought together more than 80 researchers from across Australia. The program recently completed a synthesis and adoption year funded by the National Water Commission which aimed to make research outputs more accessible and useable. The next phase of research is currently being planned.
The Northern Australia hub of NERP brings together 70 researchers working on 16 projects from 2011-2014, with a particular focus on biodiversity across northern Australia. The hub is receiving $14.7 million of funding through the Australian Government Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water Polulation and Communities, and $15.8 million of co-investment from the research partners and other stakeholders.
Amy's work focuses on promoting the adoption of TRaCK and NERP research outputs through stakeholder engagement and communications including media, publications, website and events, and assists with communications activities for the Freshwater Ecology and Management theme within RIEL. She works closely with the FEAM team and NERP Knowledge Broker Jaana Dielenberg.
Amy completed a Bachelor of Arts, Communications (Journalism) at Charles Sturt University in Bathurst, NSW, and has since worked as a journalist and in a variety of media, communications, and community involvement roles for the Western Australian and Federal governments.