Dr Maylene Loo is currently a research contractor with CSIRO, working on the project “Seafloor geological characterisation of the Great Australian Bight submarine canyons, potential hydrocarbon seeps and volcanic sea mounts”. She has participated in voyages aboard the RV Investigator (Australian marine research vessel) to the Great Australian Bight and the east coast of Australia, managing fauna data acquisition and database onboard. Prior to this, she was the Aquaculture Environment Subprogram Leader at the South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI), working on projects including development of novel techniques for cost effective assessment of environmental impacts and development of trophic model for use in an ecosystem based fishery management framework.
Maylene became the President of AMSA SA Branch after a re-launch of the branch in 2005 and has been actively involved since. She joined the National Council in 2013 and is the National Treasurer since 2014.