Dr Margaret Ayre


University Fellow

Margaret holds a Bachelor of Forest Science (Hons) and doctorate (History and Philosophy of Science) from The University of Melbourne. Her doctoral thesis was on the development of contemporary, cross-cultural and sea management strategies on Yolngu Aboriginal estates in North Eastern Arnhem Land, Northern Territory.

She has worked as: a land/water management planner (1994/5); Lecturer with the Bachelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education (1995/7); as a Senior Policy Officer (2002/07) on the development of national oceans policy; as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with CSIRO (2007/10) in collaborative water planning; and as a Research Fellow (2010-2015) and Senior Lecturer (2016-) in the Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences at the University of Melbourne.

In her current role, Margaret works on transdisciplinary projects related to climate change and climate variability, catchment management, agricultural extension, regional development and collaborative research and land and sea management with Indigenous communities and organisations. 

Research Interests

Maragret is an applied social scientist and her research interests are in the production of scientific and other knowledge/s and the relationship between science, technology and society in natural resource management policy and practice, agricultural innovation systems and Indigenous community-based land and sea management.

Link to Research Publications

Margaret Ayre


T: 0435 961 804
E: mayre@unimelb.edu.au

Melbourne, VIC