Professor Brendan Mackey is Director of the Climate Change Response Program at Griffith University, Queensland. The GCCRP leads Griffith University’s research into climate change adaptation and mitigation problems. As climate change issues cut across many fields of study, the research is necessarily multi- and inter-disciplinary. The Program brings together the wealth of Griffith research expertise from across the University, enabling climate change problems to be addressed in a comprehensive manner and in conjunction with our external partners.
Prof Mackey is currently a Coordinating Lead Author for the IPCC AR6 (Chapter 11 - Australasia). He has a PhD in vegetation ecology from The Australian National University and has authored and co-authored over 200 academic publications in the fields of environmental science and policy, including the interactions between climate change, biodiversity and land use; the role of science in policy formulation of environmental regulatory frameworks, and the nexus between climate change responses and sustainable development.