Ria is very interested in science, and is currently working on various citizen science.

Ria is not only interested in citizens science, but also in how citizens go about researching their projects. Initial research into this area is published in the peer review journal PLOS One. and can be accessed here. One of her projects is at Sydney Museum with their DigiVol project. This project is digitizing collections at the museum, to allow easier access to specimens collected by researchers and the general public