Queensland Chapter

WIEQ joint event

The AGS Queensland chapter and Women in Engineering Queensland group proudly present the annual AGS‐WIE joint networking and technical evening. The event will feature presentations from wide range of geotechnical topics.

Please see below a short profile of the invited speakers and the topic of their talks.

Natalie Campbell, Geotechnical Engineer SKM Brisbane

Natalie completed her engineering degree at QUT and is soon to begin her Masters at Imperial College, London. She has experience in geotechnical investigations, analysis and design. The types of projects Natalie has worked on include ports, roads, bridges, rail and tunnels throughout South East Queensland, Western Downs, North Queensland and rural New South Wales. The topic of Natalie’s talk is “Modulus testing as an alternative to density testing in quality control”.

Karen Gates, Business Unit Manager for Mackay & Darwin at Cardno UNG

Karen is a geotechnical engineer with 20 years experience working on projects within the mining, contracting and consulting environments across Australia and the UK. Since graduating with a degree in Civil Engineering, she has gone on to complete a Masters of Engineering Science in Environmental Management, a Masters in Geotechnical Engineering and recently an MBA. Karen will reflect on her 20 years as a geotechnical engineer with reference to career highlights, contributions and challenges in her various roles.

Sabine Stam, Senior Geotechnical Engineer at Rio Tinto Coal

Sabin has got a Master of Science in Engineering Geology as well as a Master of Engineering in Mining Engineering (Geomechanics). After designing dams and levee banks for the Dutch government, she started working in the mining industry 7 years ago. Sabine will be presenting a case study on “Back Analysis of Roof Classification and Roof Support Systems”.

Kate Williams, Senior Geotechnical Engineer, Wafi Golpu Project Newcrest

Kate’s experience is in hard rock mining, both open pit and underground. She has worked in WA, Vic, Qld, Cote d’Ivoire and PNG over the last 16 years. Her presentation will be on “Geotechnical Data Collection Requirements and Design for Block Caving”.

Engineers Australia members participating in AGS technical sessions can record attendance on their personal CPD logs. Members should refer to Engineers Australia CPD policy for details on CPD types, requirements and auditing guidelines.