Gwen Fenton holds a PhD in marine biology and is currently Chief Scientist at the Australian Antarctic Division (AAD). She is responsible for delivering the Australian Antarctic Science Program, encompassing the Research Programs, Science Planning and Coordination, Science Technical Support and the Australian Antarctic Data Centre. Gwen is also an Australian Antarctic science representative at multiple international forums including the Annual Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting and the International Science Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR).
Prior to joining the Australian Antarctic Division, Gwen worked for the Tasmanian State Government managing marine environmental policy issues, and at the University of Tasmania conducting marine ecological research. Gwen’s research included developing innovative methods for practical applications, such as using stable isotope analysis in marine coastal and deep sea food webs, and using radiometric ageing for orange roughy, oreo dories and deep-sea sharks to reveal the longevity of these species.
Gwen Fenton appears with thanks to Program Partner Australian Antarctic Division.