Congratulations to Professor Lucy Marshall

Professor Lucy MarshallFor Lucy Marshall, UNSW Engineering’s Associate Dean for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, the final month of a year of challenges has been as action packed and change driven as all the rest. 

In early December Lucy was appointed to the position of Director of the UNSW  Water Research Centre (WRC), an internationally renowned research powerhouse that provides multidisciplinary research in water resources, engineering, and environmental management.

In making the announcement, Professor Ian L Turner, Deputy Head of School (Industry & Innovation) commented that Lucy’s appointment to the directorship,  as well as that of Professor Denis O’Carroll’s to the position of Managing Director, Water Research Laboratory (WRL), meant that “the future of Water Research in CVEN is in outstanding hands.”

A week later Acting Head of School Professor Nasser Khalili was delighted to announce, on behalf of Head of School Professor Travis Waller, her promotion from Associate Professor to Professor.  “This is a wonderful achievement and an acknowledgement and recognition of Lucy’s outstanding contributions to leadership in research and teaching” he said, “and her exemplary contributions to the Senior Management of the Faculty and the University as the Associate Dean Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.”

Lucy received her Bachelor of Civil Engineering in 2001, Master of Engineering Science in 2002 and her PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering in 2006, all from UNSW Sydney.

From 2006-2013 she was Associate Professor of Watershed Analysis at Montana State University, working at the interface of engineering and environmental science in quantifying uncertainty in hydrologic and environmental systems.

Lucy’s technical expertise is in hydrologic modelling, model optimisation, and quantification of uncertainty in water resources analysis. Lucy is an expert in Monte Carlo methods, Bayesian inference, and associated methodologies aimed at improved uncertainty analysis of water resources modelling and the assessment of uncertainty in water resources.

She is also the Deputy Director  of the ARC Industrial Transformation Training Centre for Data Analytics for Resources and Environments (DARE)

Congratulations to Lucy! Here’s to the future of Water@UNSW!

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