Bob G Creese
I completed a PhD in marine ecology at the University of Sydney in 1979. Following postdoctoral fellowships in New Zealand and the USA, I was appointed to the academic staff at the University of Auckland in 1982 where I remained until 2000. I was based at the University’s Leigh Marine Laboratory and conducted teaching and research in the fields of marine ecology, conservation biology and aquaculture. I was awarded the New Zealand Marine Sciences Society Award in 2000 for outstanding services to marine ecological research and postgraduate training in New Zealand.
After moving back to Australia in 2000, I held senior fisheries research roles within the NSW government, culminating in appointment as Director of Fisheries Science within the Department of Primary Industries based at the Port Stephens Fisheries Research Institute. I was awarded a Public Service Medal in 2014 in recognition of services to the understanding and management of the estuarine and marine environments of NSW through research, leadership and postgraduate teaching. I am an Honorary Research Fellow at Macquarie University, a conjoint Assoc Prof at the University of Newcastle and an Adjunct Professor at Southern Cross University.
I retired from the NSW Public Service at the end of 2016 and am currently the independent Chair of the NSW Research Scientist Classification Committee.