I am an applied mathematician focussed on the development of mathematical models to aid decision making across a broad range of industries. My current research is focussed on the Great Barrier Reef, in particular improving model capability for sediment and nutrient transport in the riverine environment. Through the development of new mathematical models, we will be better able to investigate the impacts of changed land use management practices so that we can target interventions to better protect the health of the Great Barrier Reef.
Prior to joining the Australian Rivers Institute, I spent five years with IBM Research Australia working at the intersection of data and physical modelling. With IBM I worked across a broad range of applications including emergency management, insurance and agriculture. With IBM I developed new mathematical models to evaluate the risk of embers impacting houses, to assist individuals and communities to better prepare for bushfires. A list of my publications is available here.
I was awarded my PhD from the University of Western Australia in the School of Mathematics and Statistics for my thesis The asympototic analysis of some problems arising in fluid dynamics. You can find a copy of my thesis on the UWA repository. In addition to my studies in mathematics I hold degrees in science communication and education.
I have a long association and involvement with the Australia and New Zealand Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ANZIAM) professional community. Membership of ANZIAM is either through the Australian Mathematical Society (AustMS), or the New Zealand Mathematical Society (NZMS).
I am a member of the Asia Pacific Consortium of Mathematics for Industry