Associate Professor Caroline Tiddy


Associate Professor Caroline Tiddy


The University of South Australia


Have you ever thought about where the metal needed to build solar panels, wind turbines and electric vehicles comes from?

Yes, you’re right. Mining.

The demand for these critical metals is high, and rising so much that global copper reserves could be gone by 2045. Finding these metals isn’t easy. In fact, it’s like finding a needle in a mountainous haystack!
My research will help to find new, more efficient and environmentally friendly ways to mine for these metals.

Along with my research into metal detection technology, I am a strong advocate for diversity and inclusion in STEM and am actively researching the enablers and barriers women face within geosciences. My aim is to help workplaces create gender equity.