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Email Cameron Slatyer

Cameron is Branch Manager of Life and Geosciences in the Australian Museum Research Institute, responsible for natural history research and the management of the Museum’s $490 million collections research infrastructure. He leads a team of 43 staff at the Australian Museum.

He worked as a forester and regional wildlife officer between 1991 and 1997 for the then State Forests of New South Wales, and then on spatial heritage identification and reserve design in the Comprehensive Forest Assessment process between 1997 and 1999, in both Western Australia and New South Wales. He worked with the Australian Heritage Commission and then Heritage Division in the Australian Government Department of Environment on spatial heritage identification until 2006, receiving a Departmental Australia Day Award for the development of the Australian Natural Heritage Assessment Tool. Between 2006 and 2010, he was Director of the Australian Biological Resources Study, with his team receiving a second Australian Day Award for restructuring the grants processes into the National Taxonomy Research Grants Programme and developing BushBlitz, a new $9 million public private partnership between BHPBilliton, the Australian Government and Earthwatch, that is about to enter its third funding cycle.

Between 2010 and 2016 he worked for the Australian Government Department of Industry, initially on research infrastructure and radio quiet regimes for the Square Kilometre Array before leading international science policy, culminating in development of the Global Innovation Science Strategy, working with Austrade, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the Department of Education and Training to deliver a new international engagement approach.


Bachelor of Science (Forestry)


  • Chair, Council of Heads of Australian Faunal Collections
  • Ex-officio member, Steering Committee Taxonomy Australia
  • Fair Value Working, Australian Accounting Standards Board

Grants, awards and scholarships

Chelavier dans I’Ordre des Palmes academiques