Based in Adelaide, Kelly joined WaterRA after completing her PhD in 2016 and over time has progressed from Research Co-ordinator to now Senior Research Manager.
During her tenure Kelly has spearheaded WaterRA’s collaborative research on catchment management, recreational access, antimicrobial resistance and wastewater-based epidemiology – being at the forefront of designing innovative research with our members, ensuring they build capability and achieve impact in their business. Most notably Kelly co-created and led our ColoSSoS Project – Collaboration on Sewage Surveillance of SARS-CoV-2 – the water industry’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We’re immensely grateful for all the contributions that Kelly has made during her time with us,” said Karen Rouse, WaterRA CEO.
“Although Kelly will be missed, and leaves large shoes to fill, we are delighted she will be staying within the sector having accepted a role at Isle Utilities. We are looking forward to strengthening our collaboration with Isle to seamlessly bridge the gap between research and innovation.”
Over the coming weeks WaterRA’s Research Managers will work to ensure that Kelly’s projects are successfully transitioned to other members of the team. As this occurs we will notify project partners of their new contact.
The Board and staff of WaterRA wish Kelly all the best in her new role and thank her for her passion and commitment to the organisation over the past six years.