Dr Zach Powell

Research Manager (Melbourne)

  • Quals:
    PhD(Chem), MSc(EnviSaf;Health), BSc(Chem;AppChem)

Zach has a PhD in ocean chemistry from the University of Otago and brings excellent knowledge from working in technical and policy roles across government departments in Victoria and New Zealand to his role as Research Manager. Zach’s experience includes providing public health guidance on managing environmental hazards, developing policy on urban water management and being a technical-policy lead for reducing the risk of powerlines igniting bushfires. Previously Zach was a program manager for a government-NGO partnership to develop and launch a satellite to measure global methane emissions. He has also worked in various laboratory roles. Zach brings to WaterRA a passion for working across different technical areas and using science to inform good policy outcomes for human health and the environment.