Dr Diane Jarvis, Research Fellow
See Diane’s full research profile here.
What are your research interests as they relate to northern Australia?
My interests lie in finding out what makes people’s lives better. What makes people happy? It’s a combination of social, economic and environmental factors. Northern Australia has a wide range of all of those factors and I like trying to work out the trade-offs – how people fit them all together to make their lives better.
What do you love about working in northern Australia?
I love the climate, the beautiful dramatic scenery and the extremes of reef and wild countryside. My favourite place where I’ve done research is Port Douglas, Queensland – I had to walk along the beach surveying tourists. Meeting people while walking on the beach in such a beautiful area hardly seemed like work!