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Biographical entry Beder, Sharon

Civil engineer and Environmental scientist


Sharon Beder originally trained as a civil engineer in New Zealand. She held a variety of engineering positions in New Zealand and Australia before commencing a Masters of Science and Society degree at the University of New South Wales. This was followed by a PhD, during which she made discoveries about the contamination and sewerage pollution of Sydney's beaches. Beder passed the information to newspapers and also rewrote her thesis for publication, Toxic Fish and Sewer Surfing, Allen and Unwin, 1989.



Life event - Settled in Australia
Education - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) completed at the University of New South Wales
c. 1989 - 1992
Career position - Environmental Education Co-ordinator at the University of Sydney
1992 -
Career position - Professor of Science Technology and Society at the University of Wollongong
Award - World Technology Award in Ethics received

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Online Resources

Ailie Smith