The Global Change Institute is enormously proud of its talented research teams.

The Global Change Institute is delighted to introduce several recent appointees. Follow the links below for more information or visit this page for a complete list.


Joe Lane
Environmental-economic analysis

Joe Lane has been a researcher in the UQ School of Chemical Engineering for the past eight years, most recently with the UQ Dow Centre for Sustainable Engineering Innovation, and now also affiliated with GCI. Joe’s professional background spans process engineering, water resource planning, and developing tools to incorporate environmental information into decision making.

Dr Hawthorne Beyer
ARC Early Career Research Fellow

Hawthorne Beyer is a quantitative ecologist working on conservation and environmental management problems. His research focuses on i) the dynamics and control of wildlife disease and vectors of disease; ii) mechanistic animal movement models that quantify habitat and movement processes in a single unified framework; and iii) optimisation of resource allocation to ecological management problems.

Dr Julie VercelloniDr Julie Vercelloni
Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Dr Julie Vercelloni is a research scientist working on the XL Catlin Seaview Survey. She is primary interested in broad-scale coral reef modelling with an emphasis on Bayesian approaches.

Dr Feifei  Bai
Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Dr Feifei Bai is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with research interests that include PV integration impacts, battery energy storage integration research, power system low-frequency oscillation analysis and control. Dr Bai received her Bachelor Degree in Electrical Engineering and its Automation from Southwest Jiaotong University, Chengdu, China in 2010 and she received her PhD in 'Power System and its Automation' from Southwest Jiaotong University in 2016.

Dr Seyyed Ali Pourmousavi
Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Dr Seyyed Ali Pourmousavi brings industrial experience and knowledge on battery storage technologies, power systems, and electricity market operation to the UQ Solar project. He holds BSc, MSc, and PhD degrees in electrical engineering with emphasis on power systems.


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