I have a BEng and doctorate from the University of Newcastle and am a Chartered Engineer (CEng), Chartered Scientist (CSci), and a Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals, and Mining (FIMMM).
I was recipient of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Tribology Bronze Medal in 1995, the Rosenhain Medal of the Institute of Materials, Minerals, and Mining in 2008, and was nominated as one the Women's Engineering Society's Outstanding Technical Women in 2009.
In addition to my academic post, I am:
- Dean, Graduate School
- Director, Advanced Microscopy Centre
- Director, Advanced Structural Dynamics Evaluation Collaborative (ASDEC) Research Centre
- Head, Materials Technology Integration Centre (MaTIC)
- Assistant Senior Tutor, Department of Engineering