Dr. Bridget R. Scanlon
Senior Research Scientist
Bureau of Economic Geology, The University of Texas at Austin


Associate Professor Bradley Moggridge
Kamilaroi Water Scientist
Associate Professor in Indigenous Water Science

Bradley Moggridge is a proud Murri from the Kamilaroi Nation living in Canberra, he has over 20 years’ experience in Aboriginal engagement, water and environmental science, having worked in applied research, government, policy development, legislative reviews and project management.  Bradley is an Associate Professor (Indigenous Water Science) and part-time PhD candidate at University of Canberra and the Indigenous Liaison Officer for the Threatened Species Recovery Hub under NESP. He holds a Master of Science (Hydrogeology & Groundwater Management) and a Bachelor of Science (Environmental Science) from ACU. He has been a member of International Association of Hydrologists (IAH) since 2001 and co-chaired and planned the Indigenous People and Groundwater session at AGC 2019 and is also currently the Vice President of the Australian Freshwater Science Society (AFSS).

Dr Stacey Priestley
Postdoctoral Researcher
The University of Adelaide

Dr Stacey Priestley is passionate about using environmental tracers, especially isotopic tracers, to investigate hydrological systems to help address challenging environmental problems in water resources sustainability and environmental change.

Dr Priestley received her PhD at Flinders University where she worked on several projects on the Great Artesian Basin (GAB) to help inform, practical groundwater management of such a large groundwater resource, and to ensure a water supply to the famous GAB Mound Springs. This requires an understanding of the geochemical and hydrological processes, such as groundwater recharge, including past recharge, water-rock interactions and mixing. Following her PhD, she worked at ANSTO where she applied environmental tracers to speleothems, as well as groundwater studies to get a better understanding of climate change in Australia.

Currently, Dr Priestley is working as a Postdoc at The University of Adelaide applying new and innovative isotope tracing techniques to better understand the water and nutrient sources, as well as nutrient bio-geochemical pathways in the Coorong lagoon system in South Australia.

Professor Peter Veth
Discipline Lead of Archaeology
The University of Western Australia

Peter Veth is Professor of Archaeology at UWA and a Research Associate at the WA Museum. He has carried out archaeological surveys and excavations in the Western Desert, Cape Range, Pilbara, Kimberley and on Barrow Island. He has held faculty positions at JCU and the ANU, was the inaugural Chair of Kimberley Rock Art and is past Director of the Oceans Institute. He has been an expert witness for native title claims, consulted to film series on cultural heritage  and provided heritage advices to Aboriginal corporations and land-users. He enjoys diving, exploring and writing papers on new ideas.

Philip Commander
Consultant Hydrogeologist
DP Commander Hydrogeology

Philip Commander qualified as a geologist and joined the Hydrogeology Section of the Geological Survey of Western Australia, later completing a Masters in Hydrogeology. His 38 year career at the Geological Survey and the WA Department of Water, including four years in the Pilbara regional office, involved investigation of a variety of groundwater systems throughout Western Australia, and giving advice on groundwater supplies to government agencies and landholders.

He is compiler of the hydrogeological map of Western Australia and an author of the national hydrogeological map. Philip has served on the National Water Commission’s Groundwater Technical Advisory Committee and lately as a panel member of the WA government’s inquiry into hydraulic fracture stimulation.

He has been Adjunct Associate Professor at UWA and has lectured at Groundwater Schools and WA universities. Philip has been an active member of IAH since its formation in Australia and is a Past President of IAH Australia.