ARC Centre of Excellence Geotechnical Science & Engineering


Assistant Professor Scott Draper



BE BCom DPhil


  • 2011
    DPhil, University of Oxford
  • 2005
    BE (Hons I), University of Western Australia
  • 1999
    BCom, University of Western Australia

Awards and Honours

  • 2009
    Science Scholarship, St Catherine’s College, University of Oxford
  • 2005
    Rhodes Scholarship (Australia at Large and St Catherine’s 2007)
  • 2005
    Valedictory Address, Faculty of Engineering, University of WA
  • 2005
    World War II Memorial (Winzar Telford) Prize in Civil Engineering, BSP Industry Award (Structural Engineering), D.N. Foster Award (Coastal and Offshore Engineering), University of WA
  • 2003
    Hartley Poynton Prize, University of WA


  • 2011
    The Lloyd’s Register Educational Trust Assistant Professor
  • 2011
    Geotechnical Engineer, Advanced Geomechanics, Perth
  • 2010
    Research Associate, University of Western Australia
  • 2008
    College Lecturer, St Catherine’s College, University of Oxford
  • 2007
    Structural Engineer, Wood and Grieve Engineers, Perth

Professional activities

  • Reviewer for Journal of Fluid Mechanics

Research Interests

  • Marine Energy Resource Assessment (Wave and Tidal)
  • Sediment Transport, Morphodynamics and Scour
  • Shallow Water Flows
  • Finite Element/Finite Volume numerical methods