Dr Rachel Groom

As Australia’s peak professional body for marine scientists from all disciplines and for over 60 years has promoted all aspects of marine science in Australia. AMSA operates with a membership network of individuals and corporate affiliates as a not-for-profit organisation.

Councillor: 2019, 2021 –

Rachel is a Senior Research Fellow with the Northern Institute, Charles Darwin University. Her research interests are cross-disciplinary and include supporting the aspirations of Indigenous peoples in Sea Country, Indigenous research methodologies, marine megafauna and their habitats, environmental impact assessment, blue carbon and biodiversity offsets. She has worked in tropical and arid marine environments across northern Australia, the Pacific and the Middle East in government, private practice and university roles. Rachel has a proficient understanding of marine estate matters, environmental and Indigenous policy, environmental risk assessments, including Sea Country planning and program development with Indigenous groups.


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