Dr. Michael Fabinyi is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS), and holds a PhD in Anthropology and Environment from the Australian National University (2009). Before moving to UTS in 2016 he was based for seven years at the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies at James Cook University. His research expertise includes the social aspects of marine resource use and trade, the role of China in global fisheries, and coastal livelihoods in Southeast Asia. He has written one book and more than thirty peer-reviewed articles, has led two Australian Research Council Discovery projects, and from 2012-2017 was the holder of a Branco Weiss – Society in Science Fellowship. He has held visiting appointments at Peking University (2012-13), WorldFish (2015), and is an Adjunct Associate Professor at Palawan State University, Philippines.