Ms Meredith Hope

Honorary Lecturer

Meredith is an Honorary Lecturer at Fenner School of Environment and Society. She has worked in the irrigated agriculture sector with CSIRO on the development of a technique for farmers to use to determine paddock-scale water use efficiency.  She has also worked in water reforms and water policy implementation with the NSW Department of Agriculture, the NSW Department of Planning, Natural Resources and Infrastructure and the NSW Department of Environment and Climate Change.

More recently, Meredith has also worked in science communication at CSIRO’s Discovery Centre in Canberra where she was involved in the creation of the CSIRO 100 app and the SCINEMA International Science Film Festival study guide. Meredith works as a casual sessional academic each year assisting Dr Sara Beavis teach Fenner’s Water Management course. A large component of this course focusses on the ethical management of water both globally and in Australia.

Meredith has a keen interest in the use of the arts to convey and communicate important science in meaningful ways. She is currently working in collaboration with the ANU School of Music to develop a technique to translate river data into sound and create an auditory fingerprint for the Murray River.

Research interests

Meredith is an Honorary Lecturer at Fenner School of Environment and Society. She has worked in research and in government focussing on policy implementation in the irrigation sector.

Meredith has also worked in science communication at CSIRO's Discovery Centre. She is currently working as Casual Sessional Academic assisting Dr Sara Beavis teach Fenner's Water Science and Water Management courses.

Meredith has a keen interest in developing innovative ways to convey and communicate important science.

In her role as an affiliate, Meredith is leading a multidisciplinary project to translate Murray River data on water quality and quantity into sound. This technique will be used to create a sonic fingerprint for this iconic river system. The research will combine the data soundscape, plus actual sounds and images from the river to create an interactive science communication piece on the health of this system. The project is a collaboration between Fenner and the School of Music and is currently listed as an International Year of Sound project.