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Dr Claire Gronow


Claire holds a PhD from Griffith University, and a Bachelor of Science (Chemistry) and Masters of Environmental Studies, both from the University of Melbourne.  Claire's PhD research investigated by what ways and means environmental assessment process and practice influenced the environmental protection outcomes of major development proposals. 

From 1991, Claire worked as an environmental scientist for several major professional services consultancies in Australia and overseas, before starting her own business in 2011.  Project work included environmental assessment and management of dams and weirs, water and wastewater treatment, water/wastewater transfer and pumping systems, desalination, stormwater treatment and management, mine and industrial water management, wastewater recycling and flood prevention and management .  Claire was also involved in natural resource planning and catchment management planning.  

As a volunteer with the Australian Volunteers International Scheme Claire taught science and environmental science at the Palau Community College from 1997-1998.  

Claire is a Fellow of the Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand, and former Divisional President (South-east Queensland) division, board member and deputy chair of the Impact Assessment special interest group.  Claire is also a Certfied Environmental Practitioner (IA specialist) and was awarded the Certified Environmental Practitioner of the Year in 2013 and the Mary Lou Morris award for service to EIANZ in 2014.  

She has also been involved in teaching courses including environmental assessment and management, research methods and natural resource planning.  She was a recipient of an Ausrtalian Postgraduate Award scholarship (2014-2017) and an Endeavour Fellowship for 2018.  

Claire joined the University of Bristol as a Senior Teaching Associate in the Water and Environmental Management MSc program in January 2018.



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