Researcher biography

Alice is a multidisciplinary Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Catherine Lovelock's Lab who models vegetation-flow interactions within wetland areas including mangroves, saltmarsh and seagrass. Her research interests include identifying restoration opportunities for coastal ecosystems based on their blue carbon potential and role 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 each of the three mechanisms; 1) wave attenuation, 2) sediment stabilisation, and 3) sediment accretion, and highlight the implications for coastal protection by seagrass.

Prior to academia, Alice worked as a consultant drainage and coastal engineer for 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.