Sue brings to the Concrete Materials team over 30 years' experience as a cement and concrete technologist and scientist.

She has made many contributions to the development and uptake of concrete materials technology in concrete products, infrastructure and buildings.

Sue researches alkali silica reaction, reinforcement corrosion and asset management practices. Her work has fed into concrete industry guidelines and standards. In 2009 Sue was one of a team awarded Australia’s Kevin Stark Memorial Award for its multidisciplinary approach in identifying and addressing concrete durability problems on two coastal bridges.

Sue's recent projects include research into the durability of concrete piles in South Island bridges, and reviewing the influence of surface treatments on the service lives of concrete bridges.

Sue currently chairs a group of Opus practitioners with interests in engineering and construction materials.