Dr Lissa Schindler

Great Barrier Reef Senior Campaigner 

Location: Brisbane

Lissa is a marine ecologist who has worked in marine conservation both in Australia and overseas. She has spent time in the Philippines helping local communities manage their marine resources and also worked in the Galapagos Islands undertaking scientific surveys.

Lissa worked with AMCS back in 2005 and helped increase protection in Moreton Bay Marine Park from 1% to 16%.

Since then she has obtained a PhD, assessing the effectiveness of protected areas, and also worked for the Queensland government in environmental policy and natural resource management.

She is an avid diver and has dived around the globe but our Great Barrier Reef is still one of her favourite divespots.