IMOS welcomes Professor Lucy Wyatt in her new role as Director of the Ocean Radar Facility
Professor Wyatt starts in her new role as the Australian Coastal Ocean Radar Network (ACORN) Facility Director this week at James Cook University (JCU).
Prof. Lucy Wyatt is a mathematician and experienced academic who joined us from the University of Sheffield, where she was professor and served several stints as head of department. Lucy trained as a mathematician and holds a PhD in Oceanography (1976) from the University of Southampton, UK. She held several post-doctoral research positions including one at the University of Birmingham (1981-87) where she worked in a team that pioneered HF radar systems. Lucy has worked with HF radar ever since. Lucy joined the University of Sheffield in 1987, and has worked there since; for the past 12 years as professor.
In the last twenty years, Lucy has published extensively, managed large research grants and graduated 10 PhD students. She also has extensive administrative and teaching experience.
She combines extensive practical knowledge of HF radars with a fundamental understanding of mixed-layer oceanography and computational skills and will be a great asset to the ACORN team and lead them forward.