International Scientific Advisory Committee (ISAC)

Our research projects require close collaboration with the scientific community and the support of the institutions that study and manage the Reef. The Great Barrier Reef Foundation funds priority projects addressing threats to the Great Barrier Reef.

The Foundation is directly advised by an International Scientific Advisory Committee (or ISAC). ISAC is made up of the leaders of research and management on the Reef, including the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, the Australian Institute of Marine Science, University of Queensland, James Cook University, and CSIRO. Independently chaired by Dr Paul Greenfield AO, the committee plays a critical role in the selection, development and implementation of significant research projects with the Foundation’s partners. This is an important component of our rigorous governance process for funding priority research projects. All ISAC members generously volunteer their time and do not receive any remuneration for this role.


Dr Paul Greenfield AO

Dr Paul Greenfield AO

Chairman, ISAC

Prof Chris Cocklin

Prof Chris Cocklin

International Scientific Advisory Committee

Prof Bronwyn Harch

Prof Bronwyn Harch

International Scientific Advisory Committee

Dr Paul Hardisty

Dr Paul Hardisty

International Scientific Advisory Committee

Anna Marsden

Anna Marsden

Managing Director

Dr Russell Reichelt

Dr Russell Reichelt

International Scientific Advisory Committee

Steven Sargent

Steven Sargent

International Scientific Advisory Committee

Professor B. Mario Pinto

Professor B. Mario Pinto

International Scientific Advisory Committee

Dr Alistair Hobday

Dr Alistair Hobday

International Scientific Advisory Committee

Prof Christopher Barner-Kowollik

Prof Christopher Barner-Kowollik

International Scientific Advisory Committee