Alaya Spencer-Cotton
The University of Western Australia

Alaya Spencer-Cotton photoAlaya Spencer-Cotton, Research Assistant



What are your research interests as they relate to northern Australia?

I am interested in understanding how people’s values and preferences for the environment can be adequately included in policy and planning. This is particularly important in northern Australia where there are a diverse group of stakeholders passionate about the future of the Kimberley.

What do you love about working in northern Australia?

What captivates me is the combination of the unique and culturally rich landscape with the interesting and passionate people that live there. I love working in the Kimberley, and getting covered in pindan! Pindan is the red soil country of the south-western Kimberley.

My Projects

Current projectCompleted project
NESP RLH, 2021-2027NESP, 2015-2021NERP, 2012-2015TRaCK, 2005-present