Senior research fellow, Griffith University

Dr Cara Beal is a Senior Research Fellow at the Cities Research Institute & School of Engineering, Griffith University. She has over 25 years’ experience in the public, private and academic sectors and published over 70 peer-reviewed journal and conference papers on topics such as digital water network transformation & smart metering technology, behaviour change and water resource management, remote and regional water-energy efficiency, and smart asset management. Cara has been working closely with remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island communities for the last 5 years where she has been taking a participatory approach to a better understanding the technical, cultural and social barriers to more efficient water and energy use.


  • –present
    Senior research fellow in water resources management, Griffith University


  • 2007 
    University of Queensland , PhD