Assoc Prof Helen Stratton

Non-Executive Director (Research)

  • Quals:
    BAppSci(Hons), PhD Microbiology
  • Memberships:
    AWA - Life Member, IWA, ASM

Appointed as Non-Executive Director of WaterRA in 2021, Helen is an Associate Professor in Microbiology at Griffith University. She has over 25 years of experience in water research and consultancy as an academic complemented by multiple management and leadership appointments, including 10 years as Board Director for the Australian Water Association and 20 years of service to the AWA, including Branch President. Helen is also an advisor for the Water Research Foundation, the Fitzroy River Partnership, a member of the International Water Association (Australia Branch) and an editor/reviewer of international journals and national competitive grant schemes. Helen brings capability in water research, industry training and skills needs, and a deep understanding of the economic, social, cultural, political and technical issues the water sector faces in Australia and globally. Helen is also a member of external community management committees as a volunteer, including Australian Families 4 Genomics and volunteers her time to improve health outcomes for children who survive cancer treatment.