Kirsty Nash is a Research Fellow at the Centre for Marine Socioecology and the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies at the University of Tasmania. Her research focuses on the resilience of marine social-ecological systems, functional ecology and facilitating interdisciplinary research. Kirsty did her PhD (Cum Laude) at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies at James Cook University. Her PhD thesis explored the spatial ecology of reef fishes as it relates to ecosystem resilience. Prior to joining the University of Tasmania, she was a postdoc at the Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, in Townsville. Kirsty won the 2018 ASFB Early Career Excellence Award.