Dr Ana Rubio

Research Associate


1998 BSc (Biology specialising in Zoology)
2001 MSc (Shellfish Biology, Fisheries and Aquaculture)
2007 PhD (Environmental Science)

Career History
1993-1998 Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain
1999 -2001 University of Wales, Bangor, Menai  Bridge, UK
2003- 2006 Australian National University, ACT, Australia
2006 Project R&D Scientist – Paspaley Pearls, NT, Australia
2008 Environmental Aquaculture Consultant, NSW, Australia
2009 Associate Research Fellow, University of Wollongong, NSW, Australia
2011 Environmental Scientist, Hornsby Shire Council, NSW, Australia
2012  Research Associate, University of Sydney, NSW, Australia

Professional Distinctions
2002 Jeremy Jones Memorial Prize, University of Wales, Bangor
2009 Science and Innovation Awards for Young People in Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry
2013 Outstanding Service Award for Service Provided to the NSW Oyster Industry, NSW Fisheries

Research Interests
Ana’s research revolves around marine ecology and aquaculture, in particular oyster farming (edible and pearl oysters).  Her work combines environment, disease, health of catchments – waterways and aquaculture industry practices. Ana has a long history of working with the Australian oyster industry, assisting them with the identification of catchment risks and improvement of their husbandry practices as part of the implementation of estuary-wide Environmental Management Studies. Ana has set up oyster monitoring programs, as well as developing catchment-wide data portals for better management of oyster areas and undertaken research on environmental controls of oyster farms and new technology to improve industry sustainability.

‘While working in a research environment, I really enjoy working with the oyster farmers and other stakeholders, implementing research outputs to develop sustainable practices and increase productivity’