Paris Tuohy

PhD Researcher

Paris is a PhD student at the Centre for Public Awareness of Science (CPAS), focusing on knowledge co-production for marine governance. Specifically, Paris is exploring the processes that can foster the equitable and effective co-production of knowledge. Throughout her research more broadly, Paris has a particular interest in exploring the translation of knowledge into action for the improved governance of ocean and coastal spaces.  

In 2021 Paris also completed her honours thesis at CPAS, exploring public perceptions of the Ningaloo Marine Park in Western Australia. The thesis explored resident and visitor awareness, knowledge and attitudes of the marine protected area, and identified ways to improve existing communication and engagement strategies. Prior to that, Paris completed her undergraduate degree at ANU with a focus on marine science and environmental policy. Paris has also spent several years working in communications and media, including at Questacon where she worked in a variety of roles ranging from science communications to strategic corporate communications.