Professor Neil McIntyre

UQ Amplify Researcher

Centre for Water in the Minerals Industry
Sustainable Minerals Institute
+61 7 334 64038


Neil is a UQ Amplify Fellow in Water Resources. He splits his time between the Centre for Water in the Minerals Industry and the School of Civil Engineering. His current research interests include water resource systems modelling, understanding impacts of mining on water resources, remote sensing applications in hydrology and stochastic hydrology. Neil graduated with a BEng in Civil Engineering from Edinburgh University in 1990 and then worked for seven years in the Scottish pubic sector on wastewater treatment and disposal scheme design and construction. He obtained an MSc in Environmental Engineering in 1998 then a PhD in water quality modeling at Imperial College. Neil worked at Imperial as a Lecturer and Reader in Surface Water Hydrology between 2001 and 2013. This included teaching water quality, hydrometry, hydraulics, and water resources engineering; and a 5-year spell as Director of the Hydrology MSc program. His research there focused on surface water quality, uncertainty in modelling, land use management impacts, and hydrological up-scaling and regionalisation. While most of Neil’s research has been UK and Australia-based, international activity has included projects in Thailand, Uganda, Botswana, Peru, Chile, Colombia, Mongolia and China. He has been a member of the British Hydrological Society national committee, the ICE’s Water Expert Panel, and the NERC Peer Review College. He was won several awards, including the Institution of Civil Engineer’s Baker Medal and RA Carr Award for water resources research. He held an ARC Future Fellowship from 2014-2019.

Research Interests

  • Water resources systems modelling
  • Impacts of mining on hydrology and water quality
  • Remote sensing applications in hydrology
  • Uncertainty and stochastic modelling


  • Doctor of Philosophy, University College London


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  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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  • Cane, Isabel, Schleger, Ashlee, Ali, Saleem, Kemp, Deanna, McIntyre, Neill, Lechner, Alex, McKenna, Phillip, Dalaibuyan, Byambajav, Bulovic, Nena and Lahiri-Dutt, Kuntala (2015). Responsible mining in Mongolia: enhancing positive engagement. St Lucia, QLD, Australia: Sustainable Minerals Institute, The University of Queensland.

Book Chapter

  • Aitken, Douglas, Godoy-Faundez, Alex, Jaime Restrepo-Baena, Oscar, Rivera, Diego and McIntyre, Neil (2018). Socio-environmental issues related to mineral exploitation in the Andes. Andean Hydrology. (pp. 21-54) edited by Diego A. Rivera, Alex Godoy-Faundez and Mario Lillo-Saavedra. Boca Raton, FL, United States: CRC.

  • McIntyre, Neil, Woldemeskel, Fitsum, Visessri, Supattra and Sharma, Ashish (2017). Quantifying surface water supplies under changing climate and land use. Sustainable water resources management. (pp. 337-373) edited by Chandra S. P. Ojha, Rao Y. Surampalli, András Bárdossy, Tian C. Zhang and Chih-Ming Kao. Reston, VA, United States: American Society of Civil Engineers. doi: 10.1061/9780784414767.ch13

  • Kigobe, M., Wheater, H. and McIntyre, N. (2014). Statistical downscaling of precipitation in the Upper Nile: use of generalized linear models (GLMs) for the Kyoga Basin. Nile River Basin: ecohydrological challenges, climate change and hydropolitics. (pp. 421-449) Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-02720-3_22

  • Parajka, J., Andréassian, V., Archfield, S. A., Bárdossy, A., Blöschl, G., Chiew, F., Duan, Q., Gelfan, A., Hlavčová, K., Merz, R., McIntyre, N., Oudin, L., Perrin, C., Rogger, M., Salinas, J. L., Savenije, H. G., Skøien, J. O., Wagener, T., Zehe, E. and Zhang, Y. (2013). Prediction of runoff hydrographs in ungauged basins. Runoff prediction in ungauged basins. (pp. 227-269) edited by Gunter Bloschl, Murugesu Sivapalan, Thorsten Wagener, Alberto Viglione and Hubert Savenije. Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press. doi: 10.1017/cbo9781139235761.013

  • Wagener, Thorsten and McIntyre, Neil (2012). Hydrological catchment classification using a data-based mechanistic strategy. System identification, environmental modelling, and control system design. (pp. 483-500) edited by Liuping Wang and Hugues Garnier. London, United Kingdom: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-0-85729-974-1_23

  • Wheater, H. S., Ballard, C., Bulygina, N., McIntyre, N. and Jackson, B. M. (2012). Modelling environmental change: quantification of impacts of land use and land management change on UK flood risk. System identification, environmental modelling, and control system design. (pp. 449-481) edited by Liuping Wang and Hugues Garnier. London, United Kingdom: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-0-85729-974-1_22

  • Wheater, H. S., McIntyre, N. and Wagener, T. (2008). Calibration, uncertainty, and regional analysis of conceptual rainfall-runoff models. Hydrological modelling in arid and semi-arid areas. (pp. 99-111) edited by Howard Wheater, Soroosh Sorooshian and K D Sharma. Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press.

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Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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Completed Supervision