Chair professor, UNSW

Dr John Church’s record in sea-level rise research, with CSIRO colleagues, the Antarctic Climate & Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre, and international climate science agencies, has helped generate a new benchmark in understanding the science and issues of sea-level rise.
His latest book publication, released in August 2010, is Understanding Sea-Level Rise and Variability (Wiley-Blackwell). Dr Church is the lead editor, with the book identifying the major impacts of sea-level rise, assessments of past sea-level change and all the factors contributing to sea-level rise, as well as how extreme events might change.


  • –present
    CSIRO Fellow, CSIRO


  • 1979 
    University of Queensland, PhD
  • 1972 
    University of Queensland, BSc (Hons)