Expert Hour: “How engineering is critical for Sustainable Development Goal success”
The Warren Centre is proud to present Dr Jacqueline Thomas in a discussion titled, “How engineering is critical for Sustainable Development Goal success.” The Expert Hour Webinar is hosted by Ashley Brinson from The Warren Centre.
Dr Jacqueline Thomas is passionate about improving peoples’ lives and protecting the environment, as evidenced by her research into water, sanitation and hygiene (WaSH) in developing countries. She has a Bachelor of Science with honours in microbiology and a Bachelor of Arts in politics and international relations from the University of New South Wales, followed by a PhD in Environmental Engineering in conjunction with the US Environmental Protection Agency and UNSW. Whilst working as a policy analyst for the Water Unit with the NSW Health Department, which included exposure to remote Aboriginal communities, she came to understand firsthand the critical importance of effective translation of research into policy and practice.
Dr Thomas followed her passion and started a WaSH research group at the Ifakara Health Institute – an NGO based in rural Tanzania – where she lived and worked for nearly four years, before joining the University of Sydney in 2016 to teach in the new Humanitarian Engineering major, the first of its kind in Australia. Dr Thomas maintains active research collaborations with partners in Africa, Southeast Asia and the Pacific
The webinar link will be emailed to you upon registration. You will also get the opportunity to provide us with some pre-webinar questions we can present to the authors.