Honorary Associates

Name Research Interests

Thomas Fellowes

Thomas is primarily a coastal geomorphologist with research interests looking at the complex morphological processes present on embayed headland coastlines. He focuses on the connections between headland features, wave patterns and sediment transport across various time-scales (days-millennia) to determine the impacts on embayed-beach behaviour.

Professor Glenn Albrecht

Pioneered the research domain of 'psychoterratic' or earth related mental health and emotional conditions with his concept of 'solastalgia' or the lived experience of negative environmental change

Gender and development, with a special focus on gender justice and social inclusion in natural resource management, climate adaptation, disaster risk reduction, food security and agricultural production systems

Assoc. Prof. Gavin Birch


Assessment of impact of marine waste disposal, Determining estuarine processes and developing a contaminant model for complex mixed/stratified estuaries, Constructing models to quantify sediment toxicity, Providing remedial options for effective stormwater management, recycling and water harvesting, Developing sedimentary metals as a new ecosystem indicator for estuarine environments
History of Australian geology

Sustainability, Environmental Awareness, Sustainable Development

Marine acoustics and bioacoustics

Dr Samantha Clarke

Focuses on the study of submarine landslides and their associated coastal hazards (such as tsunami), marine and fluvial geomorphology, and riverbank failures.
Prof. John Connell Political, economic and social geography

Assoc. Prof. Peter Cowell
Geomorphology of coasts and continental shelves
Palaeozoic tectonics of eastern Australia, the Neoproterozoic of Uruguay and in modern ocean basins around thr world
 Coastal Hazards such as tsunamis and storm surges, under present and future sea level conditions.
A/Prof Deirdre Dragovich   Rock weathering in different environments
Nicolas Flament Deep-Earth processes for the evolution of Earth’s surface

Exploration Geology
Professor David Gubbins Main research interest the origins of the Earth's magnetic field.
Marine Science
Human Geography
Dr Michael Hughes Coastal oceanography and sediment transport; morphodynamics
Ocean Technology
Coastal geosciences
Dr Yayoi Lagerqvist Land Use Dynamics and Rural Livelihood Change in Southeast Asia
Emeritus Professor Iain Mason Geophysics and mine-site exploration

Queering Disasters in the Antipodes: investigating the experiences of LGBTI people in natural disasters


Use of GIS for (i) mapping bathymetric changes in Sydney Harbour and (ii) assessing the accuracies of historical charts of Australia (1606 to 1900);
Dr Robert (Bob) Musgrave Research Geophysicist in the Geological Survey of New South Wales
Dr Gordon Packham Tectonic development of the Tasmanides
Professor Andy Short Coastal processes and coastal  morphology
Environmental and urban geography
Scientific and technical aspects of maritime boundary definition, in particular the outer limits of the continental shelf.
Nature and development of continental margins and their resource potential.
Nature of continent/ocean boundaries and transition zones.
Geoscience aspects of environmental and resource management, and sustainable development of marine jurisdictions.
Emeritus Professor Bruce Thom Coastal land use planning and coastal management
Dr Frank Thomalla Natural Hazards
Professor Eric Waddell Environment, culture and identity, both in Oceania and continental North America

Environmental Studies and International Development