Mr Peter Reeve

Casual Professional

Student Recruitment

place Bedford Park (5.20)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Peter is a passionate environmental scientist who is keen to better understand interactions between water, human health and the environment through the use of applied research. Peter is currently completing a PhD in the College of Science and Engineering, using experimental approaches to investigate water quality issues associated with managed aquifer recharge. He has also worked as a research assistant to determine the sources of, and most effective interventions to prevent, fine sediment pollution entering Adelaide's coastal waters.


BSc (Hons) (Environmental Science) 2012-2016

Honours, awards and grants
  • Winner, as part of Flinders University, City of Marion and SA MAR User Group team, Excellence in Research and Innovation, 2021 Stormwater Australia Awards, for for our joint research program at the Oaklands Park Wetlands Education Centre. See
  • First Prize, most innovative water reuse plan, Young Water Professionals Workshop, 12th IWA International Conference on Water Reclamation and Reuse, Berlin 2019
  • Flinders University Conference Travel Grant, 2019
  • First Prize, poster presentation, Higher Degree Research Conference, Flinders University, 2018
  • Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship, 2018
Teaching interests

I have been and am actively involved in demonstrating and tutoring for undergraduate and postgraduate students. Additionally, I have produced educational materials, provided one-on-one tutorial sessions in environmental science and general study-skills as part of the Yunggorendi tutorial program, and delivered outreach sessions to SA high school students at the Oaklands Wetland Education Centre.

Topics I have been involved with to date include:

  • STEM1001 The Nature of STEM
  • EASC3751/EASC8751 Hydrochemistry
  • ENGR3851/ENGR8951 Hydraulics and Water Engineering
  • EASC9700 NCGRT Australian Groundwater School
  • ENVS7720 Research Project Design and Conduct
  • EASC1101 Earth and Environmental Sciences
  • EASC1102 Marine Sciences
  • ENVS2741 Zombie Apocalypse: Microbes and Toxins
  • ENVS2712 Environmental Change and Human Health
  • GEOG1001 Water Resources and Society

I have developed the following educational materials:

  • Reeve, P.J. 2019 ‘Environmental Health and Urban Wetlands: Using risk assessments to protect human health and the environment’ wetland learning materials including workbook, handouts and presentation, Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia.
  • Reeve, P.J., Michaelsen, B. and Fallowfield, H.J. 2017 ‘SACE Stage 2: Earth and Environmental Science course notes, Topic 4: Earth’s sustainable future’, Geosciences Pathway Project, Adelaide, Australia.