Dr Bob Sharrad

Dr Bob Sharrad is a respected field biologist and naturalist who has dedicated his life to the study of the environment and advocating for its importance. 

Though Bob has spent much of his life teaching trainee teachers and rangers, a significant proportion of his time has been spent studying wildlife in the field, often in remote sites in Australia and overseas. 

His research work – most notably studying South Australian reptiles – is formidable and has helped improve our understanding of the value of these fascinating creatures. 

Bob has been a core contributor to Nature Foundation SA, serving as President, Vice President, Honourary Secretary and Councillor. Through this association he has contributed to a variety of conservation research projects in collaboration with government agencies and administers Bushbank, postgraduate scholarships, a land purchase fund, and the Para Woodland project. 

As an environment science expert, Bob has served on countless boards and advisory committees, helping form the projects and policies that protect and nurture our state’s natural environment.  

In 2021, Bob was made a Member of the Order of Australia for his service to the environment through leadership of community conservation organisations, particularly the Nature Foundation of South Australia, and through science education and ecological field studies. 

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