Craig Styan

Craig is Lead for the Engineering in Australia Group, from the Faculty of Engineering Sciences at University College London. Based in Adelaide at the UniSA Mawson Lakes Campus, Craig’s research is focussed on the monitoring and managing the environmental impacts of energy and resources developments, but he also has an interest in the social aspects of development and teaches a course on “Social Licence to Operate” . Prior to joining UCL, Craig worked in industry in Western Australia, designing and running large scale environmental monitoring programs for port developments such as the Gorgon and Wheatstone LNG projects. Before that, Craig taught marine ecology and statistics at the University of Sydney and then Deakin University. He has also held post-doctoral research positions at the University of Melbourne and the South Australian Research and Development Institute

Craig’s UCL Profile Hazel Vandeleur

Based in the Futures Industries Institute at Mawson Lakes, Hazel specialises in the impacts of industry on marine and coastal environments. Current projects focus on the legacy contamination of sediments stemming from industry in the Upper Spencer Gulf. Hazel has worked in academic, Government and private consultancy sectors as an environmental scientist for the past 17 years, across the UK, Europe,China, New Zealand and Australia. As an environmental professional, she has extensive experience in assessing impacts upon marine and coastal systems around the world with a specialism in contaminated sediments and their impacts on marine systems. Hazel sat on the Scientific Working Group for Marine Parks for the South Australian Environment Minister for 6 years (2008-2014), and on the SA Marine Parks Council (2008-2011), is a Certified Environmental Practitioner (C.Env.P.).

Hazel’s UniSA Homepage

PhD Students

JK5_7015MonoAntony Lockyer

Antony’s research is framed around the improvement of environmental monitoring programs for offshore and coastal developments. Of particular interest are: statistical optimisation of sampling design, the analysis of large datasets and identifying anthropogenic impacts in naturally highly variable systems. Prior to enrolling in the PhD program Antony worked as a marine consultant in the United Kingdom, conducting environmental assessments. During this time he worked on numerous projects in both the private and public sector from the tendering process through to the completion of full environmental reports inclusive of detailed univariate and multivariate statistical analysis. Antony holds an MSc in Environmental Consultancy and a BSc in Ocean Science at the University of Plymouth.

MSc Students

Bohan Li

Bohan received his Bachelor degree of Ecology in Southern China Agriculture University, China and is interested in the relationship between environment and organisms. He is researching heavy metal accumulation in mangroves in South Australia for his research project in UCL’s MSc in Global Management of Natural Resources.


Honours Students

Nasrin Jamion

Previous Group Members


  • Dr Laura Falkenberg – Assistant Professor, School of Life Sciences at The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

PhD Students

  • Dr Mariya Koleva – Postdoctoral Researcher at National Renewable Energy Laboratory (US)
  • Dr Holly Niner – Postdoctoral Researcher at the Innovative Fisheries Management Centre, Aalborg University (Denmark)

MSc. Students

  • Listya Mustafida (2013) Salt Profile Study of Coal Seam Gas Water Irrigation Project Area for Meeting Sustainability of Land and Water in Roma, Queensland
  • Suijin Lee (2013/14) Inter- and intra-country differences in website communications with stakeholders
  • Adranik Petrosyan (2014) Technical and social-political issues related to hydro-fracking the in US, Australia and the UK: factors affection public perception.
  • Mohamad Adnam (2015) Measuring the effectiveness of public participation in Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Emma Haddon (2016) Marine Renewable Energy Devices: A systematic review and comparison of environmental research published within academic scientific journals and industry reports
  •  Suzanne Mathan (2017) Do employees at different levels within  the energy and resources sector understand what it takes to obtain and maintain a SLO? A Q methodology approach
  • Zhu Xuejin (2017) Post closure planning at Kanmantoo Copper Mine: the opportunities for tourism
  • Alexandra Mitchell (2017) The effectiveness of a community consultative committee in dealing with environmental perceptions in a post-mine closure scenario: a case study from the Angas Zinc Mine, South Australia
  • Samuel Mante (2018) What are the opportunities and limitations that internet-based communications present for mining companies seeking a Social Licence to Operate