Melinda has worked in the mining sector for over 35 years in operations, maintenance and academic roles. She is a Chartered Engineer with expertise in maintenance, asset management and safety and is currently developing artificial intelligence techniques to textual data in these application areas.
She completed her undergraduate degree in Metallurgy at Oxford University and some years later a PhD in Machine Condition Monitoring at the University of Western Australia.
Melinda’s other roles include a Fellowship from BHP, Advisory Board member for Australia’s National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA), and the leadership team for the $8.8M Australian Government and industry co-funded Training Centre for Transforming Maintenance through Data Science.
In 2016 Melinda was awarded the MESA Medal – a Lifetime Achievement Award for services to the Asset Management community in Australia and in 2019 was made a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering.
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