Joanna Burrows (née Horsfall) is a PhD candidate at QUT, supervised by Professor Kerrie Wilson and Professor Michael Bode. Jo is interested in environmental policy, impact evaluation, and conservation decision-making. Her PhD research examines the role and performance of Antarctica’s protected areas. Formerly a high school teacher, Jo has a diverse professional background – most recently as a Senior Conservation Officer for the Queensland Government, where she developed and implemented policies and programs in areas such as biodiversity offsets, protected areas, and koala habitat protection. Jo holds a Bachelor of Science, Graduate Diploma of Education and Master of Conservation Science.