Mark Lindsay


  • The University of Western Australia (M006), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Personal profile


Mark Lindsay is a Research Fellow in the School of Earth Sciences, Centre for Exploration Targeting, at the University of Western Australia. His research interests include complexities of uncertainty and ambiguity in 3D geological and mineral exploration modelling, and the process and psychology of data interpretation. These themes are an important field of research that have the potential to have a large impact on current practices of deterministic modelling and risk assessment. Mark is working toward a stochastic approach to modelling that attempts to understand the importance of different data types in answering geoscientific questions.


Interpretation of geology from geophysics

Mineral systems

Complex systems

Uncertainty analysis

3D modelling


Applications of machine learning to Geosciences

Applications of Bayesian methods to the Geosciences

Industrial relevance

Mark is a member of the executive team for the recently annouced DARE ARC Industrial Transformation Training Centre which brings together a diverse range of industry partners to work on analysing risk in a natural science context. Mark has also been involved in a number of MRIWA industry/state government collaborations in the Capricorn Orogen, Yamarna Region (Eastern Yilgarn) and the Paterson Orogen. Mark is a member of the Loop Consortium, a group of research organsations, government agencies and industry partners and part of the MinEx Co-operative Research Centre. Mark is member of a newly funded ARC Linkage project that is working with industry and academia to develop techniques related to numerical and analogue modelling of Basins.

Roles and responsibilities

Executive - ARC Centre for Data Analytics for Resources and Environment

Education and training committee - ARC Centre for Data Analytics for Resources and Environment

Co-leader Project 6 (Automated 3D Modelling) - "MinEx" Cooperative Research Centre

Committee member - 6th International Archean Symposium


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

Research expertise keywords

  • 3D modelling
  • Geophysical interpretation
  • Mineral prospectivity
  • Uncertainty analysis
  • GIS
  • Potential field geophysics


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