Professor Joan Esterle


The Leichhardt Award was conferred on Professor Joan Esterle at a dinner at the Rockhampton Heritage Village, Queensland.  The award dinner followed the first day’s proceedings of the  joint ACARP-BBGG meeting held at Central Qld University on 7-8th July, 2015.  This award recognises Joan’s longstanding contribution to advances in coal geology research through her association and leadership within BBGG / ACARP / CSIRO and the University of Queensland.   As an educator Joan has been a “teacher, coach, mentor, trainer, guide, challenger, advisor and gentle-cajoler to an innumerable number of students and coal geologists during her career in Queensland”.  

Joan Esterle’s 2015 Leichhardt Award citation can be viewed by clicking here.

IMG_3261Professor Joan Esterle receiving the Leichhardt Award from Master of Ceremonies, Wes Nichols, on the evening of 7 July 2015.

Professor Joan Esterle with the perpetual Leichhardt Award trophy on the evening of 7 July 2015.

IMG_3259Professor Joan Esterle presenting the Rangal’s Supermodel Update during the joint BBGG-ACARP meeting on 7 July 2015.