Vanessa Lucy is an urban ecologist and zoologist from Melbourne, Australia, who has worked across research, government, and natural resource management. Vanessa is currently working as a Research Assistant at Trinity College Dublin with the SHARECITY project where she assists with project management and works with urban food governance. Vanessa undertook a Masters of Environment (ecology) and Bachelor of Science (zoology) at the University of Melbourne with her Masters research focusing on the impacts of urbanisation on amphibians in the Greater Melbourne Region in Australia under the supervision of A/Prof. Kirsten Parris at the School of Forest and Ecosystem Science.
Before moving to Ireland, Vanessa was working in the Urban Forest and Ecology Team at the City of Melbourne where she was working to enhance urban nature and to connect citizens with nature through the Nature in the City Strategy and sustainability programs. Vanessa adores the ocean and the great outdoors, hailing from a coastal town in Australia, which has formed her passion for environmentalism and making our global cities more liveable and sustainable. Vanessa is interested on working on the disconnect of knowledge between research and land management practitioners having been involved in both industries.
Vanessa works on the operations of the SHARECITY project, managing the project’s website, budgets, social media accounts, and assists with planning conferences and networking opportunities.
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