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Kathryn Barker

Kathryn Barker, Scientific Project Manager

Kathryn completed her PhD in marine biogeochemistry and satellite remote sensing at the University of Plymouth (U.K) and has an academic background in oceanography, marine biology, and environmental science.

After finishing her PhD, Kathryn extended her expertise and experience in Earth observation, working in industry as a project manager and engineer on applied research and data services projects for the European Space Agency and the European Union. She managed many large-scale projects and teams across Europe and worked with a wide range of stakeholders spanning academia and industry. Since moving to Australia, Kathryn has continued working on and managing projects across a broad range of scientific and technical domains with the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre, and providing institutional research support with the Australian Research Data Commons.

Kathryn joined the CIC in 2019, bringing her background and experience in research and industry to manage the CIC’s growing project portfolio. She develops bids for funding and plays a key role in several of the CIC’s projects, including managing the Murujuga Rock Art Monitoring Program and the BRII-AIMS Automated Fish Detection grant.

Her key competencies and research interests include:

  • Project Management
  • Supercomputing and Data Technologies
  • Marine and Terrestrial Sciences