With over seventeen years’ experience in air quality, climate consulting and research, Ella is also known for being an innovator in her field, redesigning data tools to improve their speed and accuracy.
Ella ran a business providing pioneering data solutions for environmental research before joining Air Environment, as well as working for a range of top Australian air quality consultancies. She began her career at the Manila Observatory in The Philippines, where she specialised in climate studies and Geomatics. Ella brings significant skills in weather data modelling and analysis, air dispersion modelling, air emissions measurement, database development, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and data analysis programming.
“I’ve been so impressed watching Air Environment grow, I just knew I had to be a part of it. Like me, Andrew and Mike spent many years working for big consulting companies, and we all wanted to be involved in something more streamlined. Less red-tape, more flexibility; the chance to be decisive and innovative and most importantly – the chance to build new and robust scientific approaches to air quality.
“Together we are going to revolutionise the way air quality data is collected, analysed and shared. Watch this space.”
Ella is well versed with the full range of numerical models and has applied these when conducting air quality assessments for a range of industries including mining, transport, energy and agricultural businesses.
Her high-tech expertise and boundary pushing data innovations is a great asset to the team, and complements Air Environment’s continuing focus on delivering high quality, cutting-edge science. For example, Ella pioneered the advanced use of GIS in air quality. She developed automated algorithms and techniques that created a connection between air quality and other environmental fields. These methods significantly improved model configuration efficiency and also enabled the translation of technical results into information that can be used in other studies, including environmental impact assessments.
Ella’s knowledge, exceptional analytical skills, diverse background and considerable experience have led to successful project outcomes for scores of air quality and climate assessments.