Vallentine Annexe (H22) Level 1, Room VA132 Kensington Campus
Associate Professor in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Level 1: I use computer models to simulate rainfall and runoff processes in catchments.
Level 2: I work to improve hydrologic forecasts through improved catchment model structures and methods for model calibration and uncertainty assessment.
Level 3: I quantify new conceptualizations of hydrologic processes and develop methods for model diagnostics and uncertainty analysis (especially via Bayesian statistics and multi-model methods).
Interest in engineering
Why did you get into engineering?
I am very interested in problem solving, especially problems that arise due to management of Australia’s limited natural resources. Water is a fundamental resource, essential for survival, and I am very interested in the dynamics of water resources and how we can forecast water availability.
What are your research goals?
To develop new methods for quantifying available water resources, whether that is by new types of hydrologic models, new analysis of field observations, or better ways of assessing and using existing models.
What do people not understand about you do?
That models can be hugely useful for developing hypotheses about how natural systems will respond to change, but will always have uncertainties associated with them.
Advice for prospective Civil and Environmental engineers
To keep asking questions and seeking new knowledge.
Ph.D. Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of New South Wales, 2006.
Master of Engineering Science, University of New South Wales, 2002.
Bachelor of Civil Engineering, University of New South Wales, 2001.