Joanna Vince is an Associate Professor of Public Policy at the School of Social Sciences in the College of Arts, Law and Education at the University of Tasmania where she teaches and conducts research on politics, public policy and governance. She is particularly interested in waste management and plastic pollution solutions, including circular economy approaches, in multilevel governance. She publishes extensively in international academic journals and publications across disciplinary areas on oceans governance issues. Her research focuses on international, domestic, and comparative oceans governance; marine resource management; marine plastic pollution and governance solutions; hybrid and non-state, market-driven governance in fisheries and aquaculture; and the effectiveness of governance arrangements in deterring illegal, unregulated, and unreported fishing. Her work has been widely cited in the fields of political science and marine governance.
She has won numerous competitive external grants including an Australian Research Council Grant on ‘Governing during an ocean climate crisis: Building integrative capacity’ (2022) and she works extensively with governments and industry. In 2016, Associate Professor Vince was awarded the Harold D Lasswell prize for her contribution to theory and practice in the policy sciences. She is a researcher in the Australian National Environment Science Program’s Sustainable Communities and Waste Hub and the Blue Economy Cooperative Research Centre.