Leanne Armand

Program Scientist
Aust. & NZ International Ocean Discovery Program (ANZIC)
Australian National University

Acton, ACT

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Prof. Armand is the ANZIC (Australian and New Zealand International Ocean Discovery Program Consortium) Program Scientist and an Professor of Marine Micropalaeontology at the Research School of Earth Sciences at the Australian National University.

She is a member of the External Advisory Committee for the Earth and Sustainability Science Research Centre at UNSW, and a recent council member of the International Society of Diatom Research (2016-2020).

In 2007, Leanne was awarded the Australian Academy of Science's Dorothy Hill award for her excellence in Palaeoceanographic research and also the Bigelow Laboratory's Rose-Provasoli award. In 2014, she received an U.S. Antarctic Service Medal for service on the U.S-led Sabrina Coast Mission on the RVIB N.B. Palmer.

Prof. Armand initiated the national Collaborative Australian Postgraduate Sea Training Alliance Network (CAPSTAN) designing a Master-level training at sea program with the Marine National Facility on the RV Investigator. The program has been a national success, and is now managed by the Marine National Facility.

Prof. Armand was a member of the Dept of Biological Sciences at Macquarie University (2009-2017), where she was a Deputy Director of Macquarie University's Marine Research Centre. She has held post-doctoral positions at the Antarctic Climate and Ecosystem CRC (Tasmania).

Leanne was the first Australian awarded an European Union Incoming Marie Curie Fellowship (FP6, 2005-7), which she undertook at the University of Marseille, France, in collaboration with Prof. Bernard Qu├ęguiner. During this time, she focused her research on the living diatom community of the Southern Ocean near Heard and Kerguelen Islands where she has contributed knowledge to the understanding of diatom community responses and the export of their carbon to the seafloor.

Prof. Armand completed her PhD in 1998 at the Australian National University under the guidance of Prof. Patrick DeDeckker and the late Dr Jean-Jacques Pichon (Univ. Bordeaux I, France); a BSc (Hons) with Prof. David Ride (ANU); and a BSc (Flinders University) under the guidance of Prof. Rod Wells and Dr Peter Murray.

Leanne identifies as culturally and linguistically diverse.