Senior research fellow and Senior lecturer, Griffith University

Dr Cara Beal is a Senior Research Fellow at the Cities Research Institute & School of Engineering and Senior lecturer (Env Health) at the School of Medicine, Griffith University. She has over 25 years’ experience in the public, private and academic sectors and published over 90 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.

Experience

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

Education

  • 2007 
    University of Queensland , PhD