Julia is a Hydrologist who graduated from Monash University with a double degree in Environmental Engineering (Honours) and Science (Atmospheric Science). She completed her final year research project on investigating the drivers of runoff non-recovery during the Millennium Drought by creating hydrological models in MATLAB.
Julia has experience in meteorology and climate studies through her research scholarship with the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes. She investigated temporal and spatial correlations between eastern Australia rainfall, the Interdecadal Pacific Oscillation (IPO) and El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) to help predict long term rainfall patterns. She used MATLAB to process large amounts of temporal and spatial data to identify key trends and correlations. Julia also has hydrology and hydraulic experience using software including RORB, TUFLOW and QGIS to conduct retarding basin sizing, flooding and dam break studies.
Julia joined the HARC team in 2023 and is enthusiastic about combining her interests in urban water and hydrology with her programming and data analysis capabilities to achieve efficient, data-driven solutions. She is passionate about driving positive change through her work.