Geographical Region
Pacific Islands
Years of Fellowship
Legal Regimes for the Conservation of Pacific Sharks and Capacity for Implementation in Small Island Developing States
Fields of Specialization
Fisheries and Ecosystem Protection
Deputy Global Alumni Representative
About / Bio
Joy is responsible for leading or participating in policy development projects. She has over 12 years training and experience as scientist and policy analyst in the interdisciplinary areas of environmental, social and legal research. Joy has published and contributed to national and international technical and policy projects in previous positions held in academia, industry and inter-governmental organisations. She has qualifications in applied science (BAS), marine management (MA) and law (PhD). Joy is also currently the Deputy Representative of the United Nations-Nippon Foundation Fellowship Alumni, a global network of over 100 professionals in academia and government.

Completed a Bachelor of Applied Science (Fisheries) at Australian Maritime College with Captain Swanson Award of excellence.

Joytishna commenced work at the Pacific inter-governmental institution The University of the South Pacific collaborating on projects with the Secretariat of the Pacific Community and Food and Agriculture Organization. Projects include environmental policy, protected areas management, regional oceans policy, HACCP, aquaculture policy review, trade and food security, ecotoxicology, maritime and fisheries security and safety, and community-based management.

Masters in Arts (Marine Affairs) completed while working for the Regional Maritime Programme at the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC’s RMP). SPC’s RMP is the technical implementation agency for United Nations International Maritime Organization treaties in Pacific States.

She completed her doctorate thesis in Law wherein Joy evaluated international and domestic regulations to analyse the balance of ecological and societal values in transboundary environmental governance from international to local levels.

Joytishna is a post-doc at the University of South Australia working on environmental risk assessment and remediation where she applies her expertise in governance and policy in diverse environmental disciplines.

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