Civil Engineering Building (H20) Level 4, Room CE412 GDA94: -33° 55’ 55”, 151° 13’ 58” Kensington Campus
Senior Lecturer in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Level 1: I use satellite and ground based instruments to measure the geometrical positions of the natural and man-made environment for lots of allied professionals.
Level 2: I use GPS, lasers and imagery to provide high precision positioning products for engineers and scientists.
Level 3: I examine new and innovative forms of positioning infrastructure and investigate new ways to map the natural and built environment and how it changes over time.
Interest in engineering
Why did you get into engineering?
I like geometry, maps and the outdoors and Surveying combines all three.
What are your research goals?
To modernise the national/ international datum and map the geophysical changes that we can now measure in 4D.
What do people not understand about you do?
People trust their modern devices to give them the correct positions all the time. Measurement science is far more complex and expectations of precision nowadays are sometimes unrealistic.
Advice for prospective Surveying and Geospatial engineers
Love maths (especially geometry – do Maths Ext 1). Love maps. Love gadgets. Be precise. Love the outdoors.
Surveying and Geographic Information Systems
Electronic Surveying Instruments
Integrating Surveying techniques
Number currently in lab: 4
Development geodetic ref system of dynamic transformation parameters to relate the ITRF to static regional dynamic datum.
The future of Precise Point Positioning
Integration of Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar into a National Geodetic Datum
Develop, implement and test strategies for estimating and modelling time variable deformation of the solid Earth for national geodetic applications.
Looking for students for projects related to:
Policy challenges of implementing a Next Generation Datum in Australia
Heights from CORS for Machine Guidance applications
Professional Organisations and Consulting positions
Academic member of Institution of Surveyors NSW (ISNSW)
Member of Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute (SSSI)
Corresponding member IAG Special Study Group 1.181 - 'Regional Permanent Arrays'.
Member of American Geophysical Union (AGU).
Active member of FIG GNSS Developments and Modernization Commission 5, Sub Group 5.3.3
Member, FIG Working Group 2.3, “Education Management and Marketing”
Member, IAG WG1.3.2 “Deformation Models for Reference Frames”
Best Academic Paper, SatNav 2003, Melbourne, Australia, July 2003
Best Oral Presentation, SSC2009, Adelaide, Australia, Oct 2009
Cooperative Research Centre for Spatial Information – Project 1.02, Next generation Australian and New Zealand Datum
PhD, The University of New South Wales, 2002
B.Surv, The University of South Australia (formerly South Australian Institute of Technology), 1988