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CEO, AuScope Limited, The University of Melbourne

My current role is the CEO of AuScope Limited, which is a not-for-profit company that enables national research infrastructure for the Australian Earth and Geospatial Science communities. We are largely funded by the Commonwelath through the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS) and partner with many universities and state and federal government agencies to deliver tools, analytics and data.

My recent research has involved the development of new exploration methodologies involving 3D modeling and finite element simulation.

My background is in structural geology and IT. I have previously worked as a consultant exploration geologist (at 3DGeo), as the manager of the 3D modelling and simulation programs at GeoScience Victoria, as the MCA funded lecturer at the University of Melbourne, a commercial programmer and as a researcher at Monash University and the University of Arizona.

My previous research work involved investigation of the tectonic evolution of New Caledonia and the SW Pacific as well as structural controls on mid crustal fluid flow in the Eastern Successions at Mt Isa.


  • 2011–present
    Assoc Professor, Australian Geophysical Observing System
  • 2010–2011
    Manager, 3DGeo Minerals
  • 2007–2010
    Manager Earth Systems Modelling Group, GeoScience Victoria, DPI
  • 2002–2007
    Minerals Council MTEC Lecturer, University of Melbourne


    Monash University, PhD/Earth Sciences

Research Areas

  • Geology (0403)
  • Geophysics (0404)
  • Structural Geology (040312)


Stillwell Medal 2011, Victoria Fellowship 2015