Brooke Campbell


Position: Research Fellow
Office: UOW Innovation Campus, ITAMS Building 233
Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security (ANCORS), University of Wollongong, NSW, 2522, Australia


Brooke is an interdisciplinary Research Fellow with a background in ecology and sustainable natural resource planning, management, and policy. She holds a degree from the UBC Fisheries Centre (now IOF) in Vancouver, Canada, where she has both worked and studied. Brooke has engaged in a diverse range of international research, natural resource management, policy and capacity development projects in marine fisheries and aquaculture across the Pacific Islands, the Caribbean, North America, and Indonesia. Her work has given her the privilege and the opportunity to interact with a wide range of fisheries and marine resource stakeholders and to develop a strong understanding of socio-ecological, research, policy and governance environments around the world.

Brooke is currently active in research activities that span scales of governance, from international fisheries burden and benefit sharing to community-based fisheries management, primarily in the Western and Central Pacific region.

She also guest lectures in ANCORS’ fisheries management short courses and in the School of Biological Sciences.

As of early 2018, Brooke is also a PhD Student and Nereus Program Fellow at ANCORS, under the supervision of Professor Alistair McIlgorm, A/Prof Quentin Hanich, and Dr Michelle Voyer.
The title of her thesis is Operationalising the benefits of information and communication technologies for fisheries governance in the Western and Central Pacific ocean.

Research interests:

  • Regional and national governance strategies for shared, renewable natural resource use
  • Integrated approaches to sustainable resource management, development, and resilience decision-making in islands and remote areas
  • Participatory approaches to research, decision-making, management, and learning
  • Food security dimensions of capture fisheries and aquaculture
  • Information and Communication Technologies and their role and impact in sustainable fisheries management 


  • Strengthening and scaling community-based approaches to Pacific coastal fisheries management in support of the New Song. (CBFM II - Pathways): Collaboration with the Secretariat of the Pacific Community, WorldFish, Kiribati Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources Development. Funded by the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
  • Strengthening marine governance in Niue (in partnership with Niue Ministry of Natural Resources)

Selected Publications:

Journal Articles

Hanich, Q., Randi Rotjan, R., Aqorau, T, Bailey, M., Campbell, B., Gray, N., Gruby, R., Hampton, J., Yoshitaka Ota, Y., Parris, H., Reid, C., Sumaila, U.R., Swartz, W. 2018. Unraveling the blue paradox: Incomplete analysis yields incorrect conclusions about Phoenix Islands Protected Area closure. PNAS Letters, 115 (52): E12122-E12123.

Russell, J., A. Lechner, Q. Hanich, A. Delisle, B. Campbell, K. Charlton. 2018. Assessing food security using household consumption expenditure surveys (HCES): a systematic scoping review. Public Health Nutrition, 1-11. doi:10.1017/S136898001800068X.

Charlton, K.E., Russell, J., Gorman, E., Hanich, Q., Delisle, A., Campbell, B. Bell, J. 2016. Fish, food security and health in Pacific Island countries and territories: A systematic literature review. BMC Public Health 16(1): 1-26.

Campbell, B. Hanich, Q., Delisle, A. 2016. Not just a passing FAD: Insights from the use of artisanal fish aggregating devices for food security in Kiribati. Ocean & Coastal Management 119: 38-44.

Hanich, Q., Campbell, B., Bailey, M., Molenaar, E. 2015. Research into fisheries equity and fairness—addressing conservation burden concerns in transboundary fisheries. Marine Policy 51: 302-304. 

Bell, JD., Albert, J., Andrefouet, S., Andrew, N., Blanc, M., Bright, P., Brogan, D., Campbell, B., Govan, H., Hampton, J., Hanich, Q., Harley, S., Jorari, A., Lincoln Smith, M., Pontifex, S., Sharp, MK., Sokimi, W., Webb, A. 2015. Optimising the use of nearshore fish aggregating devices for food security in the Pacific Islands. Marine Policy 56: 98-105.

Campbell, B., Hanich, Q. 2015. Principles and practice for the equitable governance of transboundary natural resources: cross-cutting lessons for marine fisheries management. Maritime Studies 14(8).

Campbell, B., Pauly, D. 2013. Mariculture: A global analysis of production trends and spatial distribution since 1950. Marine Policy 39: 94-100. 

Alder, J.A., Campbell, B., Karpouzi, V., Kaschner, K., Pauly, D. 2008. Forage Fish: From Ecosystems to Markets. Annual Review of Environment and Resources 33: 153-166.


Andrew, N., Albert, J.,  Amos, M., Aram, K., Baereleo, R.T., Bertram, I., Blanc, M., Boso, B., Blythe, J., Campbell, B., et al. 2018. Improving community-based fisheries management in Pacific island countries. Final Report for FIS/2012/074. Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research, Canberra. 233 p.

Andrew, N., Albert,J., Albert, S., Bell, J., Brugere, C., Campbell, B., et al. 2017. Fish in national development: contrasting case studies in the Indo-Pacific Region. Final Report for FIS/2015/031. Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research, Canberra. 82 p.

Delisle, A., Namakin, B., Uriam, T., Campbell, B, Hanich, Q. 2016. Participatory Diagnosis of coastal fisheries for North Tarawa and Butaritari island communities in the Republic of Kiribati. Program Report 2016-24. WorldFish, Penang.

Campbell, B., Hanich, Q. 2014. Fish for the future: Fisheries development and food security for Kiribati in an era of global climate change. Project Report 2014-47. WorldFish, Penang.

Campbell, B., Singh-Renton, S. 2012. Towards an Ecosystem Approach for Flyingfish Fisheries in the Eastern Caribbean: An Evaluation of Multi-Criteria Analysis as a Tool for Improving Information in Multi-Objective Decision-Making. CRFM Research Paper Collection. Volume 6. Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism, Belize. pp 39-74. 

Book Chapters

McIlgorm, A. and B. Campbell. 2019. Future opportunities and challenges in developing sustainable offshore Indonesian fisheries, Chapter 4. In: Nordquist, M.H., Moore, J.N., and R. Long (eds). The marine environment and United Nations sustainable development goal 14 - Life below water. Brill Nijhoff, Leiden| Boston. pp 66-82.

Campbell, B., Alder, J., Trujillo,P., Pauly, D. 2015. A global analysis of mariculture production and its sustainability, 1950-2030, Chapter 12. In: D. Pauly and D. Zeller (eds.) Atlas of Fisheries Impacts on the World`s Marine Ecosystems, 1950-2010. Island Press, Washington, D.C.,USA. 550 p.  

Ferrier, E., Singh-Renton, S. Campbell, B. 2014. Integrating multiple objectives in fisheries management – a case study application for Eastern Caribbean Flyingfish. In: McConney, P., R. Medeiros and M. Pena. Eds. 2014. Enhancing Stewardship in Small-Scale Fisheries: Practices and Perspectives. Technical Report No. 73. Too Big To Ignore (TBTI) and Centre for Resource Management and Environmental Studies (CERMES), The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, Barbados. 

Other Publications

Campbell, B. and A. Delisle. 2017. Exploring the use of bylaws as an enabling tool for sustainable community-based fisheries management in Kiribati. SPC Fisheries Newsletter 153, 40-46.

Hanich, Q., Delisle, A., Campbell, B. 2016. Pacific small-scale coastal fisheries: strengthening sustainability, food production and livelihoods. In: Asian Development Bank, Pacific Economic Monitor Series. ADB, Manila, Philippines,  pp. 28-32.

Campbell, B. 2015. Sustaining the world’s tuna stocks is a global challenge. UOW Global Challenges Blog post.


Mariculture Production 1950-2010. Sea Around Us project. University of British Columbia. Available online prior to 2015.

Last reviewed: 14 January, 2019