Danielle Nilsson has a great passion for the world's wildlife and natural beauty. She applies her expertise in conservation psychology to develop strategies that will conserve some of the world's most endangered wildlife.
In particular, Danielle's PhD (Conservation Psychology) at The University of Queensland, focused on the conservation of the critically endangered Sumatran orangutan through community-based conservation programs. It was her interest in the human mind and behaviour that led Danielle to undertake a Bachelor in Behavioural Sciences but her love of animals that led her to a Masters in Wildlife Science and Conservation, which ended up being the ultimate blend for her PhD.
Currently, she works for CSIRO, on projects relating to sustainability and energy emissions. However, her adjunct position at The University of Queensland and career trajectory are focused on contributing to understanding how we can best mobilise community support and behaviours to save wildlife and their habitat globally.