Barton, Andrew (A/Prof)

Position Associate Dean (Research Training and Partnerships) Andrew Barton 
Office Y219 (Mt Helen)
Phone +61 3 5327 9329


  • PhD (Eng), University of Tasmania
  • MEngSc (Res), Monash University
  • BEng (Env) (Hons), Deakin University


Andrew Barton is the Associate Dean (Research Training and Partnerships) for the Graduate Research School. In this strategic role, Andrew develops research strengths and enhances the provision of research training for the University’s higher degree by research students.

A key element to his role is leading the development and delivery of partnership programs to advance the University’s research strategy, which results in strong partnerships with other Centres, Schools and Directorates of the University; industry and community; and aligns with overseas institutions.

Andrew’s substantive position is as an Associate Professor in Water Engineering. Andrew received his PhD from the University of Tasmania in the area of experimental fluid mechanics (near wall flows and surface roughness) and civil engineering hydraulics (hydropower systems). He holds an MEngSc from Monash University where he researched fishway hydraulics and numerical modelling techniques. He has since worked for about 20 years in both the water industry and academia in senior engineering, lecturing and management roles developing a national and international profile in water resources engineering and hydraulics.

Andrew has strong research experience spanning the water resources engineering domain through his supervision of several PhD students, past ARC Linkage projects and numerous other research grants, and having published over 100 conference and journals papers. Due to his applied research focus, and highly regarded engineering experience, a range of government and industry clients regularly seek out Andrew for his consulting and expert services.

Andrew is a Chartered Professional Engineer, an Executive Engineer, and a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers Australia.

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