Dr Russell Richards
Russell Richards
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
  • PhD, Chemical Engineering (The University of Queensland)
  • BEng (1st class honours), Environmental Engineering (Griffith University)
+61 7 334 63488
Room 427, Joyce Ackroyd Building, St. Lucia Campus

Research interests

Apps for research outputs & outcomes
Use of Bayesian techniques (BNs, Bayesian inference); expert elicitation; machine learning
Climate change research
Climate change impact assessment, resilience, vulnerability, adaptation and adaptive capacity – coastal areas
Environmental sustainability
Applying statistical, process-based and equilibrium models to environmental systems.
Fisheries management
Systems-based assessments of risk and management for commercial wild fisheries and aquaculture
Systems theory and
Developing and applying systems thinking and system dynamic models to socio-ecological systems.


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  • Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand Inc (MSSANZ)
  • System Dynamics Society
  • Coastal Education & Research Foundation (CERF)


Mar-99 - Bachelor Medal (Environmental Engineering)
Nov-98 - Michael Woodhouse Memorial Student Prize, Qld water panel award for best undergraduate thesis.

Major research grants

Title Agency Year Amount
Systems Dynamics Immersion Lab The University of Queensland Business School Innovation Fund. 2017 - 2018 $50,000
Integrated Coastal Management Short Term Awards Australia Awards, Indonesia 2016 - 2017 $32,000
OCEAN-CERTAIN European Union FP7 (ENV-2013-6.1-1; no: 603773) 2013 - 2017 $11,000,000