I am passionate about the environment and I believe that it is crucial that society adopts a more environmentally sustainable lifestyle before it is too late. Part of my love for the environment stems from my fascination with nature and I am continually trying to understand the physics behind various phenomena. These personal attributes have naturally led me to my current area of research which involves investigation of the noise generated by wind turbines.
It is widely accepted that society needs to make the transition to renewable energy to reduce greenhouse emissions, improve air quality and avoid the depletion of natural resources for future generations. However, despite these clear benefits, the rapid expansion of wind energy has resulted in widespread community complaints regarding noise emission. therefore, the aim of my research is to provide new data, noise measurement strategies and evidence needed to support improved noise monitoring and regulations to better protect the health and wellbeing of people living near wind farms. Moreover, through identification and quantification of the signal components responsible for annoyance and sleep disturbance, the source mechanisms responsible for these components can be identified and potentially mitigated through improved noise abatement strategies. These are important priorities that must be fulfilled to ensure public acceptance of existing and future wind farms to help Australia meet its Renewable Energy Targets by 2020.
CELTA (Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages), 2001.
B. Mech. Eng (1st class honours), University of Adelaide, 2004.
PhD, University of Adelaide, 2012. Thesis: "Effect of Leading Edge Tubercles on Airfoil Performance"
I am a full-time researcher on a grant-funded project for which I am solely responsible. I supervise PhD, Masters and Honours students. I have also taken on the responsibilities outlined below:
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I strongly believe in community engagement and communication of my research to the general public. I frequently present my research to community groups living near wind farms and I have been interviewed by Channel 7 News and ABC radio and have appeared in court as an Expert Witness.
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