Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
Bronwyn Harch (FTSE, AStat, GAICD) is an Australian statistician and data scientist and a Fellow of the Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering and an Elected Fellow of the International Statistical Institute. Since 2014, at the Qld University of Technology, she has held the dual roles of Assistant Dean – Research for the Science and Engineering Faculty, and Deputy Director of the Institute for Future Environments.
Previously she was Chief of the CSIRO division of Computational Informatics and Deputy Director of CSIRO’s Sustainable Agriculture Flagship. Dr Harch’s personal research has focused on statistical design of landscape-scale sampling protocols and monitoring programs, as well as the statistical modelling of complex systems. This has seen her develop multi-disciplinary research, engagement and commercialisation strategies with state and federal government and their agencies, Australian and global multi-national companies and partnerships with research organisations.
She brings two decades of experience in engaging with sectors of the economy in relation to assisting governments and industry with unlocking knowledge from their data assets. She is a currently a member of the Board of Directors of the NCRIS Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network (TERN) and is on science advisory panels for numerous ecosystem health monitoring programs, including the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority. She holds a BSc (Env) from Griffith University and received her PhD in Statistics from The University of Qld.