Treasurer: 2014 -
Maylene is currently a research contractor with CSIRO, working on the project "Seafloor geological characterisation of the Great Australian Bight submarine canyons, potential hydrocarbon seeps and volcanic sea mounts". She has participated in voyages aboard the RV Investigator (Australian state-of-the-art research vessel) to the Great Australian Bight and the east coast of Australia, managing fauna data acqusition and database onboard. Prior to this, she was the Aquaculture Environment Subprogram Leader at the South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI), working on projects including development of novel techniques for cost effective assessment of environmental impacts and development of trophic model for use in an ecosystem based fishery management framework.
She obtained her PhD from the University of Adelaide. Prior to that, she worked in the tropics as part of a team from the National University of Singapore in collaboration with many ASEAN researchers on various marine ecological projects on coral reefs, mangroves, seagrasses and soft-sediment benthic ecosystems. From this work, she has extensive experience on sampling and monitoring techniques. She also has a good knowledge on data management and statistical analysis of large data sets, having been a country representative for regional data integration and management previously.
Maylene became the President of AMSA SA Branch after a re-launch of the branch in 2005 and has been actively involved since. She joined the National Council in 2013 and is the National Treasurer since 2014.