ARC Centre of Excellence Geotechnical Science & Engineering


Associate Professor Anna Giacomini



BE, MSc, PhD


  • 2005
    Qualified "Maître de conferences" section "60 – Mécanique, génie mécanique, génie civil", France
  • 2003
    PhD, Civil Engineering, University of Parma, Italy
  • 1999
    MSc, Civil Engineering, University of Parma, Italy
  • 1997
    BE, Civil Engineering, University of Parma, Italy


  • 2011
    Research Academic, University of Newcastle
  • 2009
    Research Associate, University of Newcastle
  • 2006
    Casual Academic, University of Newcastle
  • 2004
    Research Academic, University of Parma, Italy
  • 2002
    Research Associate, University of Parma, Italy

Professional activities

  • Reviewer for Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering
  • Reviewer for International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences
  • Reviewer for Computer and Geotechnics
  • Reviewer for Journal Environmental Earth Science
  • Reviewer for Acta Geotechnica

Research Interests

  • Rock Mechanics
  • Mechanical and hydromechanical behaviour of rock joints
  • Slope stability and rockfall analysis
  • Rock masses characterization
  • Mine geomechanics