Bonnie Mappin is a PhD candidate at the University of Queensland in School of Biology and the School of Geography Planning and Environmental Management. Her research focuses on evidence-based decision science for the optimisation of limited funds in conservation efforts for halting biodiversity loss. The main themes of Bonnie's research include restoration prioritisation, evaluation of protected areas and targets and conservation finance. Bonnie is keen to be part of the policy-science-management interface of conservation. Bonnie previously worked in financial services before switching career direction by completing MSc at Imperial College London in Quantitative Biology. Following this she has worked as a research assistant in malaria epidemiology at the University of Oxford.