A/Prof Bernadette McCabe is a principal scientist with the National Centre for Engineering in Agriculture, University of Southern Queensland. Bernadette’s specific research interest is in energy capture and resource recovery of waste. She was recently awarded an Advance Queensland Mid-Career Research Fellowship working in partnership with NH Foods Australia, Oakey Beef Exports. She has expertise in the monitoring of wastewater, biogas production and assessment of biosolids as fertiliser replacement.
Bernadette collaborates at an international level as Australia’s National Team Leader in the IEA Bioenergy program Task 37: Energy from Biogas. IEA Task 37 is an international working group made up of 14 member countries that exchange global best practice trends in biogas production. Through this role she has established a wide network of national and international research, industry and government contacts.
Bernadette has also been active in the scholarship of bioscience learning and teaching arena and was awarded a 2011 ALTC citation for outstanding contributions to student learning. She also is committed to promoting science in schools and has been involved in ongoing partnerships through CSIROs Scientists and Mathematicians in Schools (SMiS) program since 2007.