Linda Wilson is a strategic thinking knowledge broker whose unique combination of skills and experience drive her to critically examine the root causes of contemporary land management challenges. In 2022, she submits her PhD thesis which examines how beekeepers can approach managing competing interests that cause them to experience resource insecurity on public lands. Her research focuses on this real-world problem using Western Australia’s commercial beekeepers as a case study which is supported financially and in-kind by the CRC for Honeybee Products, the Geography department at UWA and BICWA. She previously received a First class Honours degree in Science specialising in Natural Resource Management and Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from UWA. Her interdisciplinary academic interests are complemented by her practical experiences which give her a multi-faceted perspective of society’s sustainability challenges. Her previous work experiences include coordination of Landcare activities with farmers in the Great Southern region of WA and eco-forestry projects in Vanuatu. As Executive Officer and Company Secretary for Australian Wildlife Conservancy she was part of the leadership team establishing a growth trajectory for the country’s largest not-for-profit land manager dedicated to protecting Australia’s threatened wildlife through effective land management. She then spent 5 years providing finance and logistical support for engineering teams to design and deliver hybrid renewable energy technologies in remote areas. She was the recipient of the 40 under 40 Business News award and has received multiple commendations for her academic achievements. She currently resides on Whadjuk boodjar with her husband and two children.