James Shulmeister

Jamie Shulmeister is a geomorphologist and Quaternary Scientist who specialises in the long-term climate history of the Australasian region. He has run a major ARC Discovery project on the last glacial maximum in SE Australia and co-leads the Southern Hemisphere Last Glacial Maximum project. He was previously a Professor in the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Queensland.

In early 2020 he moved to New Zealand to take up the role of Head of School of Earth and Environment at the University of Canterbury.


  • 2009–2019
    Professor, University of Queensland, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences
  • 2001–2009
    Professor, University of Canterbury, Department of Geological Sciences