• The University of Western Australia (M470), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


  • M468
    35 Stirling Highway


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My research encompass coastal ocean physical processes and their influence on climatic, biological, and geological processes in estuaries, the nearshore (beach) zone, and the continental shelf region. I use field measurements, remote sensing, and computer modelling as the tools of my research. I have supervised 69 postgraduate research students and 19 post-doctoral researchers. I have published over 491 articles which include 195 in peer-reviewed international journals.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

Education/Academic qualification

Oceanography, PhD, University College of Swansea (University of Wales)

Award Date: 1 Mar 1985

Oceanography, MSc, University College of Swansea (University of Wales)

Award Date: 1 Jun 1981

Oceanography and Applied Mathematics, BSc (joint honours), University College of Swansea (University of Wales)

Award Date: 1 Jun 1979

External positions

Facility leader, IMOS ocean gliders, IMOS (Integrated Marine Observing System)

2007 → …

Research expertise keywords

  • Coastal circulation and mixing
  • Numerical simulation of coastal currents
  • Remote sensing
  • Sediment transport processes in the coastal ocean
  • Wave analysis


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