BSc (double major in geology); MSc prelim (soil science), MSc (Nat. Res Mgt), PhD (hydrogeology)
Research scientist and/or natural resource manager since 1978; exploration geologist (base metals, oil and gas) before that
Worked in the mining, oil and gas, agriculture and water industries. Was a theme leader and science coordinator at CSIRO where led water resource assessments under climate change for the south west Australia and the Pilbara, as well as investigations of the use of treated wastewater for managed aquifer recharge. Co-led the Land Monitor and Urban Monitor projects which respectively used satellite and digital aerial photography as mapping and monitoring tools.
Worked on urban hydrology, dryland salinity, catchment hydrology, remote sensing, geophysics, water reuse, water resources, climate change impacts, least cost planning
Have run a regional NRM group; established remote sensing monitoring schemes; managed state water and solid waste policy, water planning and licensing; managed research teams in soils, catchment hydrology and water resource management
Currently working as a part-time consultant and as an adjunct at UWA
CSIRO Chairman's Medal (2004)