Ms Indi Hodgson-Johnston

Contact details

Phone: +61 3 6226 8398 T

Fax: +61 (03) 6226 2107 F

Email: Indiah.HodgsonJohnston(at)

Role in IMOS

The Assistant Director role supports IMOS in facilitating increased uptake and impact in priority areas. The role involves research, analysis and provision of advice on key government, industry and social drivers as relevant to the uptake and impact of IMOS observations and data, both current and potential.

Biographical details

Indi completed her undergraduate and honours degrees at the University of Tasmania. Her honours thesis focused on fish DNA, technology, and traceability in the global supply chain. Her PhD at the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies and the Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems CRC examines international law and Australia’s presence in Antarctica.

Indi has previously worked in maritime and security roles, including as a boarding officer with the Australian Customs Southern Ocean Maritime Patrol and Response Unit, as a master and officer on commercial sailing vessels, and as a legal advisor in the area of international fisheries. She has worked for the Antarctic Treaty and Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources Secretariats as a rapporteur.

Indi has also lectured in Australia and overseas in torts law, environmental law, international law, data law and policy, science communication, political science, and Antarctic, Southern Ocean and fisheries policy. 


Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Tasmania (2012)

Graduate Certificate in Legal Practice (2012)

Bachelor of Antarctic Studies (Honours) (2013)

Bachelor of Arts (Public Policy) and Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (2011)

Marine Master Class V (STCW) (2001-2007)

Certificate III in Maritime Operations & Logistics 2001