Associate Professor Hannah Power

Dr Hannah Power, Senior Lecturer, School of Environmental and Life Sciences (Earth Sciences). Photo taken for her nomination in the Superstars of STEMM awards. Pic at Nobbys Beach (about 7pm) on Monday November 9, 2020, by Eddie O'Reilly UON Marketing and Comms.

Associate Professor Hannah Power

Associate Professor in Coastal Science

University of Newcastle

Australia is a coastal nation, with around 85% of us living within 50 kilometres of the coastline. But the coast is changing with the climate and we’re going to experience more frequent and severe coastal erosion and flooding events. This means we need to use the best available science to manage our coasts and preserve these unique environments.

Understanding the processes that drive change on our coasts and coastal hazards like extreme waves and tsunami are the focus of Associate Professor Hannah Power’s research. Hannah is an Associate Professor from the University of Newcastle, and holds a PhD in Coastal Engineering from the University of Queensland and a Bachelor of Marine Science (Honours) from the University of Sydney. She has over  60 publications and has been awarded over $1.5M in competitive funding as well as two major research voyages on the Marine National Facility.

Hannah is passionate about science communication and engaging with the community. She has engaged with the media over 40 times including in high profile outlets like the BBC, National Geographic, and ABC News24. Hannah also regularly engages with the community through activities like Scientists In Schools and Pint of Science, and by writing for The Conversation.

Associate Professor Hannah Power is a Superstar of STEM.