Early-Career Researcher and Practitioner Program

Beginning in 2018, Future Earth Australia implemented an Early-Career Researcher and Practitioner (ECRP) program. This program provides a platform for researchers and practitioners to network, share research and forge collaborations. FEA has hosted a series of online and in-person events for ECRP capacity building on a variety of themes. 

You can learn more about upcoming events by following us on Twitter, checking out our events page, or by signing up for our newsletter by emailing us at futureearthaustralia@science.org.au.

Meet the ECR Representatives

Chris Lewis, Co-chairChris has worked with Geoscience Australia since 2010. His background is in geochronology and isotopic geochemistry, but he considers himself a 'generalist' geologist/geoscientist with a broad range of skill sets and interests in all aspects of geoscience, leadership and management. Chris has a passion for creating an environment where all ECRPs are empowered to remain in their fields of research and reducing the attrition of future science-leaders through increased engagement with other ECRPs.

Dr. Anna Lintern, Co-chair—Anna is a Lecturer in the Department of Civil Engineering at Monash University. Her research interests lie in trying to better understand the impact of humans on water quality. Specifically, how humans affect spatial and temporal differences in water quality in our waterways. Understanding what drives spatio-temporal variability in stream and lake water quality will enable us to better predict future water quality in both urban and rural catchments. This will facilitate better planning and implementation of appropriate mitigation strategies for waterway pollution; and thereby protect water sources for both environmental benefits and for human usage.