Ken has 32 years experience as a geotechnical engineer working in the field of rock mechanics associated with underground coal mines. He has wide experience in geotechnical research and consulting work, in Australia and internationally. Ken has specialised in measurement and monitoring of subsidence behavior and stress changes around longwall panels, and measurement and control of the ground movements within the overburden strata including interaction with groundwater. His work has included collaboration with CSIRO in pioneering the use of hydraulic fracturing to pre-condition and control overburden caving behavior. Ken has worked at Strata Control Technology since 1990 as a senior geotechnical engineer and is a director of the operating company SCT Operations Pty Ltd. He has been a board member of the Mine Subsidence Technological Society since 1997 and also assisted the setup of Eastern Australian Ground Control Group to provide a forum for exchange of geotechnical experience across mine sites in Eastern Australia.

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