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Ben Galton-Fenzi

Associate Researcher, University of Tasmania

Ben Galton-Fenzi is a Senior Scientist with the Australian Antarctic Division, and contributed to the Australian Antarctic Program Partnership at the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, and Australian Centre for Excellence in Antarctic Science both at the University of Tasmania. Ben is working on quantifying the risks and tipping points of Antarctic Ice Sheet behaviour and its impacts on global sea level. Ben received his PhD in 2009 as part of a joint program between CSIRO and the University of Tasmania in Physical Oceanography. Ben sits on several expert science panels including on a scientific steering group with the World Climate Research Program that provides oversight into the next generation of climate modelling and observations needed by society and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Assessments. Ben has worked across several remote deep field locations in Antarctica and most recently led a team of researchers to the Totten Glacier, one of the largest potential contributors to global sea level rise.


  • 2015–present
    Senior research scientist, Australian Antarctic Division
  • 2013–2014
    Research scientist, Australian Antarctic Division
  • 2009–2013
    Ice-Shelf/Ocean Modeller, Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre


  • 2009 
    University of Tasmania and CSIRO, Ph.D. (Quantitative Marine Science)