Researcher biography

Alice is an interdisciplinary Postdoctoral Research Fellow who models ocean and inland flows through wetland areas to identify opportunities to improve hydrological connectivity of mangroves, saltmarsh and seagrass. As an ecological engineer, Alice aims with her research to improve the prediction, design, and restoration of coastal ecosystems, providing guidance for conservation decision-making and engineering. Her research interests include identifying and predicting hydrological restoration opportunities for coastal ecosystems and utilising coastal and marine ecosystems as nature-based solutions for coastal protection.

She recently completed her PhD in Environmental Engineering at The University of Queensland, combining the fields of Marine Ecology and Coastal Engineering. Her PhD investigated how interactions between and variability within physical conditions and seagrass characteristics affect coastal protection mechanisms including: 1) wave attenuation, 2) sediment stabilisation, and 3) sediment accretion, highlighting the implications for coastal protection by seagrass.

Prior to academia, Alice worked as a consultant drainage and coastal engineer on small and large-scale infrastructure projects. Alice is an Engineers Australia Chartered Environmental Engineer and Civil Engineer and an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.