Dr Ronnie Harding is a Senior Visiting Fellow with the Institute of Environmental Studies at the University of New South Wales. She started lecturing in the broad field of environmental decision-making at UNSW in 1974. She has a BA (U Syd) (Archaeology and Anthropology) and a BSc (Hons 1) and PhD (Zoology) from UNSW. In 1992 she became the founding Director of the Institute of Environmental Studies at UNSW and in that role developed, and ran from 2000, the University-wide Master of Environmental Management program. Since retiring from UNSW in late 2004, she has worked in a range of advisory positions for public, NGO and private sector organisations, including as Chair of the NSW Council on Environmental Education from 1999-2007 and Assistant Commissioner for the NSW Natural Resources Commission since 2004.