Megan's research falls broadly within environmental policy, governance and economics, with a particular focus on biodiversity conservation and natural resource management. She is an interdisciplinary researcher, and draws on both quantitative and qualitative methods used in the natural and social sciences. The overarching goal of Megan's research is to get better outcomes for the environment and society through an understanding of the policy process: design, implementation and evaluation.
Megan is involved with the National Environmental Science Programme - Threatened Species Recovery Hub (NESP TSR), where she is investigating cost effective and innovative biodiversity offsetting approaches for Australian threatened species.
She is also completing her PhD at the Australian National University, where her focus is on understanding the key barriers to the successful implementation of biodiversity offset policy.