• The University of Western Australia (M004), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Personal profile


I completed a PhD in hydrogeology at Flinders University in 2014. My thesis investigated the use of environmental tracers for quantifying groundwater flow and solute transport in heterogeneous aquifers. 

Prior to undertaking my PhD I was a project scientist at CSIRO Land and Water for three and a half years.  I participated in projects investigating the effects of climate change on groundwater recharge, and the quantification of surface water and groundwater interaction.

Since completing my PhD I have been involved in a number of projects in areas investigating the long term impacts of mining on groundwater resources, surface water and groundwater interaction and fault zone hydrogeology.

Research interests

My research is mostly focussed on the quantification of groundwater systems and their interaction with other components of the water balance. The subjects I am currently working on include:

  • Representation of faults in groundwater assessment
  • Determining historic recharge variation using environmental tracers
  • Surface water and groundwater interaction

The general areas of research that I am interested in include:

  • Environmental tracer (water dating) techniques and interpretation
  • Development and implementation of numerical methods

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

Industry keywords

  • Environmental
  • Mining and Resources

Research expertise keywords

  • Hydrogeology
  • Environmental Tracers
  • Groundwater Modelling
  • Groundwater Contamination
  • Surface Water- Groundwater Interactions
  • Groundwater Age and Residence Time


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