Hannah Carle

PhD Researcher
Research School of Biology, ANU

Canberra, ACT

Contact me for

  • Mentoring
  • Sitting on boards or committees
  • Providing an expert opinion
  • Outreach activities
  • Conference presenting
  • Opportunities to collaborate


I am a PhD Researcher investigating plant physiology in forest restoration landscapes an an experienced STEM educator committed to empowerment through engagement.

My PhD research is driven both by fundamental scientific questions and the applied context of tropical forest restoration. I look to link the survival and growth of rainforest trees with their structural and physiological traits, which indicate their resiliency and sensitivity to this and future environments.

My ambition is to develop tools that benefit decision-making in forest restoration and management programs.

I am also uniquely invested in communicating science. I have delivered and assisted in the development of STEM programs that have reached thousands of students and public across Victoria, namely through my work with Scienceworks Museum and the Victorian Space Science Education Centre. I now demonstrate on undergraduate and Masters-level courses at the ANU, ranging in topic from statistics to academic science communication.

Central to my communication practice is the belief that engaging people in the process of discovery empowers them to connect with the world and to explore constructive change.

Hannah identifies as lgbtqia+.