Tim Rawling has expertise in structural geology and has worked as a consultant exploration geologist. He has also managed that 3D modelling and simulation programs at GeoScience Victoria, worked as a commercial programmer and a researcher at Monash University and the University of Arizona. He was the MCA funded lecturer at the University of Melbourne. He currently holds an Honorary position at the University of Melbourne and is Director of Infrastructure Development with the Australian Geophysical Observing System. His recent research focuses on developing 3D and 4D geological models of the crust along with development of new exploration methods using 3D modeling and finite element simulation.