Another congratulations to Susan White, Medal of the Order of Australia for her services to geoscience.

Published: 25/06/2015

From the GSA newsletter:

“Long-term Geological Society of Australia member Dr Susan White was awarded an OAM in the Queens Birthday Honours list. Sue received the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in the General Division for service to science, particularly to speleology, and to youth. Sue’s work on cave sciences, geoscience education and geoheritage is well known to GSA members and this award recognises a life time of achievements in those domains but it also recognises her outstanding commitment to the Girl Guides. The GSA NSW congratulates Sue on behalf of all our members.”



I obtained B.A (1965), Dip. Ed. (1966), B.Sc (1977) degrees from the University of Melbourne with majors in Geography, History and Geology. These were followed by a M.Sc in Geography (Melb) (1984) titled Karst landforms and their relationship to Pleistocene dune ridges, Bats Ridge, Portland, Victoria. I obtained my PhD at LaTrobe in Earth sciences in 2005 with a thesis titled Karst and Landscape Evolution in parts of the Gambier Karst Province, Southeast South Australia and Western Victoria, Australia.

My research interests are predominantly geomorphological, particularly karst geomorphology, landscape evolution and karst hydrogeology. In particular I am interested in karst geomorphology of Cainozoic limestones and Proterozoic dolomites. I also have a strong interest in geological heritage and conservation as convenor of the Standing Committee for Geological Heritage for the Geological Society of Australia.

I have taught is a wide range of secondary and tertiary institutions before working at La Trobe.