Health Sciences

Bradley Moggridge, Bachelor of Environmental Science

I can proudly say I manage the only dedicated Aboriginal water unit in Australia.

I protect country by managing water resources, and combining traditional knowledge and western science to better manage the driest inhabited continent on earth.

Program Manager, Aboriginal Water Initiative, NSW Office of Water

I was drawn to the Bachelor of Environmental Science at ACU because it offered a broad range of science pathways. Being of Aboriginal heritage, I have an obligation to care for country and to my ancestors past and children’s future.

ACU established me as a scientist with status, and I have chosen my career paths with confidence. I often find I’m the only Aboriginal person in a meeting, but my experience means I can express Aboriginal values with informed and meaningful input.

I enjoyed my time at ACU. The group of students was diverse, and lecturers knew and respected you. There was a good balance between theory and practical, and you can experience the real world through the field experience program.

I can proudly say that I manage the only dedicated Aboriginal water unit in Australia. I get to protect country by managing water resources, and combining traditional knowledge and western science to better manage the driest inhabited continent on earth.

Being one of the few Aboriginal scientists around the traps, I have to pinch myself sometimes at what I’ve achieved. I maintain a drive to make a difference for Aboriginal people and the environment.

I am the first in my large extended family with a university degree. My family are very proud.