Rebecca Handcock

Senior Data Scientist
Curtin University

Perth, WA

Contact me for

  • Mentoring
  • Sitting on boards or committees
  • Providing an expert opinion
  • Outreach activities
  • Conference presenting
  • Opportunities to collaborate


I am a Spatial Data Scientist working with big datasets to visualise patterns in data and communicate the stories they tell about people and the environment. My research ranges from remote sensing of agriculture and water to health and bibliometrics, with a focus on issues of spatial scale. In my research I use spatial analysis/GIS, remote sensing, scripting/coding, and bibliometrics. 

I was selected along with 99 other female scientists from around the globe to travel to Antarctica in November 2019 as part of an international leadership program called Homeward Bound. The program involves training in mentorship, strategy, visibility and science communication to build future female leaders in STEM. Through Homeward Bound, I am using my skills to communicate the broader challenges we face as a planet.