Dr Lucy Reading

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PhD (University of Queensland), Bachelor of Applied Science (Queensland University of Technology)

Research Discipline: Environmental Systems
Areas of expertise

  • Groundwater recharge estimation
  • Groundwater modelling
  • Coal mining and coal seam gas impacts on groundwater
  • Chemistry-dependant soil hydraulic properties
  • Reactive solute transport modelling

Projects (Chief investigator)

Additional information

Dr Lucy Reading is a groundwater scientist who has a background in chemistry. She has completed a Bachelor of Applied Science (Honours) at QUT and a PhD in the School of Environmental Engineering at The University of Queensland. A key theme of her PhD research was the interactions between chemical and hydraulic properties of sediments. Lucy’s experience includes groundwater and unsaturated zone modeling; soil and water chemistry; and environmental regulation of the coal seam gas industry. Her employment history includes laboratory, government and research roles. In 2013 and 2014, Lucy was applying her expertise in geochemical interpretation and numerical modelling to a number of research projects funded by the Centre for Coal Seam Gas at the University of Queensland. She moved to QUT in 2015 and is currently working on research projects related to groundwater management in urban areas and transport of solutes from groundwater to surface water.