Ms Jane Coram

Ms Jane Coram 

Areas of specialisation

Jane’s 25 year career has focused on the application of geoscience and geospatial solutions to natural resources management challenges, particularly related to groundwater and groundwater-dependent ecosystems. Her enduring interests include the communication of science, improving collaboration across science disciplines and science organisations, and encouraging leadership and women in science.

Qualifications

  • M.Sc. (Hydrogeology) (1996) - University of Melbourne 
  • Dip.Ed. (1989) - University of Melbourne 
  • B.Sc. (Earth Sciences)(1988) - University of Melbourne

Experience

  • A/Chief Scientist Geoscience Australia 2016 - Present
  • Head Groundwater Science Geoscience Australia 2006 - 2016
  • Prior history in the Victorian Public Service and Education 
  • Independent member of the Independent Expert Committee on Coal Seam Gas and Large Coal Mines 2011 - 2016
  • 2011 -2016 Ministerial Appointment on Alligator Rivers Region Technical Advisory Committee
  • Department of Environment - Qld Expert Panel on Coal Seam Gas

Committees and Boards

  • Geoscience Australia Portfolio Board
  • Geoscience Australia Advisory Board
  • 2011 - 2016: Independent Expert Science Committee on Coal Seam Gas and Large Coal Mines (interim committee and statutory committee)
  • 2010 - 2012: Queensland Coal Seam Gas Expert Panel
  • 2011 - 2016: Alligator Rivers Region Technical Advisory Committee