Practice Lead, Science & Innovation, Hemmera, an Ausenco Company
Social Innovation in Mineral Exploration Panel
Dr. Shannon Bard is a dynamic leader and innovator with over 25 years of experience in environmental toxicology, human health and ecological risk assessment, environmental sustainability management, marine biology and habitat restoration, and biomedical research. She holds a PhD in biological oceanography from MIT and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Masters in Marine Biotechnology from the Universite de Nantes, France, and a BS in biological sciences from Stanford University. She is the Practice Leader, Science and Innovation for Hemmera and forges industrial-academic partnerships to apply R&D to help industry benefit from environmentally sustainable approaches.
She has extensive experience in leading regional, national, and international multidisciplinary technical teams to tackle complex interdisciplinary environmental problems. Her environmental health and sustainability work has required forging working relationships with multiple stakeholders including business and industry, government regulators and environmental managers, politicians, academia, environmental groups, First Nations, media and the public.