Dr Matthew Currell is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Engineering at RMIT University. After graduating with honours in Earth Sciences and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Melbourne in 2006, he received his PhD from Monash University in 2011. His PhD focused on the use of environmental isotopes to assess sustainability of groundwater usage rates and controls on groundwater quality in water-stressed regions of northern China. He has published more than 25 peer-reviewed international journal articles and is on the editorial board of the Hydrogeology Journal. He is fluent in mandarin Chinese and frequently collaborates with the Chinese Academy of Sciences on groundwater sustainability research.