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About Associate Professor David J Lloyd

Associate Professor David Lloyd PhD(SCU) MSc(Monash)
Associate Professor David Lloyd is the Executive Officer of the Bundjalung Cultural Mapping project and coordinates the Universities East Timor Projects. He came to Southern Cross University after ten years as a senior manager with the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, where he also ran the education component of the Ocean Rescue 2000 Program for the Federal Department of Environment. David has extensive community development experience, in areas ranging from remote aboriginal communities to the Solomon Islands, Indonesia, East Timor, Tonga, Tuvalu, New Guinea and Fiji. From 1998 to 2000 David was the Project Manager involved in developing and implementing a ‘Representative Areas’ program aimed at protecting the full range of habitats found within the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area. The process includes using physical and biological factors to determine representative units, assessing levels of protection, values and threats and developing management options using the zoning planning process. In this capacity he has run an extensive number of training courses for the Authority’s external services group for natural resource managers from a variety of SE Asian countries. David also assisted in the coordination of a UN workshop on ‘Biological and Social Indicators of the Health of Coral Reef Systems’.
David is currently Senior lecturer in Protected Area Management, Cultural Heritage, Resource Assessment techniques and Coastal Management. He has a strong research interest in the incorporation of local/indigenous knowledge into Natural Area Management. David wrote and produced a “Saltwater People” for SBS, a documentary depicting the relationship of coastal Indigenous communities with their environment. David has a weekly science and environment segments on ABC Radio.
David has an ongoing role in natural area management projects in a number of Pacific nations working on ‘capacity building projects’ in Tonga (assisting in the development of the Fangu’ata Lagoon management plan which was developed with village level input) and developing management strategies for the Fisheries Department. David is currently working on research and training projects in East and West Timor, and PNG. In particular he is working on community based projects to provide “value adding” for coffee in East Timor and curriculum development for the East Timor Coffee Academy.


Present Associate Professor, Southern Cross University School of Environment, Science and Engineering

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