Staff

Dr Uthpala Pinto
Dr Uthpala Pinto
Dr Mark Schultz
Dr Mark Schultz
Maddy Willey
Maddy Willey
Crystal McGregor
Crystal McGregor
Lyndal Hansen
Lyndal Hansen

Dr Uthpala Pinto

Science Team – Science Project Officer

Uthpala (known as Pinto) has been working as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Western Sydney prior to joining the GHHP. Pinto’s research interests are in human interactions with rivers, river health, catchment and wetland health, tools for predicting and monitoring water quality and soil quality, adaptive management strategies for water cycle management, community aspects of water resources and reuse of water.

Pinto has developed tools and a framework to assess river health considering the competing and conflicting land use and water management issues in peri-urban landscape which ultimately improved management decisions.

Dr Mark Schultz

Science Team – Science Project Officer

Mark has a diverse background in research and management. After completing a PhD in wildlife ecology from Charles Sturt University he has worked in South Australia as a wetland ecologist and a threatened species ecologist and more recently has been working in Victoria for the Corangamite Catchment Authority planning environmental flows and developing monitoring and management projects.

Maddy Willey

GHHP Secretariat

Maddy provides secretariat services to the Gladstone Healthy Harbour Partnership. As well as the secretariat role, Maddy also undertakes various tasks as a part of the Media and Communications team. She has two years’ experience in executive administration and is also studying Journalism.

Crystal McGregor

Communication and Media Team

Crystal contributes to the team well proven marketing skills and graphic design. She has over 13 years experience in communication and business development. She leads the communication team to provide up to date information for all key stakeholders and the general public.

Lyndal Hansen

Communication and Media Team

Lyndal has lived in Gladstone for 37 years and brings the passion of the community to the team. She has had experience in the public service for 12 years and has since owned her own business for the last 13 years.