Kim Hunnam

Kim Hunnam
Kim Hunnam's picture
PhD Student
Primary research group: 
Natural Resources-Based Livelihoods
BSc (Hons) BA


Kim moved to Darwin in early 2016 to commence a joint PhD program at RIEL and the Research School of Biology at the Australian National University. Her project is investigating the ecological, socio-economic and food security aspects of the sardine fishery in Timor-Leste (see My Projects). Kim has broad research interests in human-environment interactions, sustainable livelihoods in developing countries, and linkages between science and management. She has previously worked in the private, government and university sectors, most recently as an environmental consultant in Queensland, specialising in biodiversity offsets. She holds a Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Queensland, with first class Honours in Marine Biology. Her honours research investigated change in seagrass community composition in northern Deception Bay, South East Queensland, and its implications for community metabolism and nutrient dynamics.



Hanington P., Hunnam K. (joint first author) and Johnstone R. (2015) Widespread loss of the seagrass Syringodium isoetifolium after a major flood event in Moreton Bay, Australia: Implications for benthic processes. Aquatic Botany, Volume 120, Part B, pg. 244-250.

Hunnam K. (2008). The ecological significance of changes in seagrass communities in northern Deception Bay, South-East Queensland. Honours thesis: University of Queensland.

My projects

Food insecurity and under nutrition, particularly in women and children, are widespread in Timor-

People I work with

Assoc Prof Natasha Stacey's picture
Assoc Prof Natasha Stacey
Natural resources-based livelihoods, Associate Professor
Dr. Abu Nasar Abdullah's picture
Dr. Abu Nasar Abdullah
Frances Every's picture
Frances Every
Alumni - PhD Student
Julian Gorman's picture
Julian Gorman
Research Fellow
Indrawati Y. Asmara's picture
Indrawati Y. Asmara
Luke Preece's picture
Luke Preece
Nick Hogarth's picture
Nick Hogarth
Nick Smith's picture
Nick Smith
Ria Fitriana's picture
Ria Fitriana
Dr Sarah Hobgen's picture
Dr Sarah Hobgen
Research Associate
Prof. Owen Stanley's picture
Prof. Owen Stanley
Kamal Melvani's picture
Kamal Melvani
PhD Student
Ronju Ahammad's picture
Ronju Ahammad
Casual Researcher
Dirk Steenbergen's picture
Dirk Steenbergen
Post-doctoral Fellow (NAMRA)
Pia Harkness's picture
Pia Harkness
PhD Student
Frederika Rambu Ngana's picture
Frederika Rambu Ngana
PhD student
Hannah Ling's picture
Hannah Ling
PhD Student
Dr Lisa Petheram's picture
Dr Lisa Petheram
Sam Pickering's picture
Sam Pickering
Research Associate
Gianna Bonis-Profumo's picture
Gianna Bonis-Profumo
PhD Candidate
Emily Gibson's picture
Emily Gibson
PhD Student

My blog posts

Kim Hunnam's picture

This is a modified version of a blog article published on the WorldFish blog,

Kim Hunnam's picture

Natasha Stacey and Kim Hunnam recently attended the 6th Global Symposium on Gender in Aquaculture and Fisheries (

My Places