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Associate Professor and ARC Future Fellow, University of Wollongong

Tim Cohen is an Associate Professor and ARC Future Fellow in the School of Earth, Atmospheric and Life Sciences at the University of Wollongong. As a geomorphologist and Quaternary scientist he researches landscapes, landform evolution and climate science using multiple environmental proxies and geochronological techniques. His current work includes palaeoclimatic research in central Australia on what once was Australia’s mega-lakes, focussing on the timing and duration of the largest lake phases. His current research is tackling major climatic anomalies in Australia’s past, including evidence of a wet medieval climatic anomaly and deciphering the nature of climate change when humans first arrived on the continent. He has had extensive experience in both the research and applied aspects of his work working for state governments, resource management agencies and as an independent consultant.


  • 2010–present
    Associate Professor, University of Wollongong
  • 2008–2009
    Lecturer, Macquarie University


  • 2003 
    University of Wollongong, PhD
  • 1995 
    Macquarie University, BSc (Hons)