Ruby is an environmental social scientist with a focus on human values and relationships with coastal ecosystems, environmental policy, and drivers of behaviour. Ruby is currently at CSIRO, splitting her time across projects, primarily focussed on domestic and international illegal fishing. Prior to this Ruby worked at the Institute for Water Futures, at the Australian National University (ANU), undertaking a preliminary assessment of the sociocultural values of the Murray-Darling Basin. She also spent several years working in research for international development, across the fisheries and portfolio planning & impact assessment programs at the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR). Ruby has an undergraduate science degree and honours in geography from UNSW, her honours research looked at drivers of shifting livelihoods in the Mekong Delta.