Dr Sandra McLaren

University of Melbourne

Sandra is motivated by the importance of the Earth Sciences in resource sustainability and in understanding the long term evolution of the Australian continent. She has worked on a wide range of problems in earth science and her research interests are constantly evolving. Her most notable contributions have been on studying the extraordinary concentrations of naturally radioactive elements, such as uranium, thorium and potassium, which seem to be a unique feature of Australia’s rocks.

Sandra is an accomplished communicator and is committed to education and the promotion of earth sciences to primary & secondary schools and the community.

2008