Matthew England is a Scientia Professor and Deputy Director of the ARC Australian Centre for Excellence in Antarctic Science (ACEAS). England obtained his PhD in physical oceanography and climate modelling from the University of Sydney in 1992, undertaking a Fulbright Scholarship at Princeton University in 1990. He was previously awarded the University Medal and 1st Class Honours from the University of Sydney in 1987. After completing an EU Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the CNRS in France during 1992-1994, England returned to Australia to work as a Research Scientist at CSIRO within the Climate Change Research Program during 1994-1995. Since 1995 England has lectured in the physics of the ocean and climate system at the University of New South Wales, where he was awarded an ARC Federation Fellowship in 2005 and an ARC Laureate Fellowship in 2010.
England is a former CSIRO Flagship Fellow, and winner of the Royal Society of Victoria Research Medal, 2007; two Eureka Prizes (Environmental Research, 2006; Land and Water, 2008); the 2005 AMOS Priestley Medal and the Australian Academy of Science Frederick White Prize, 2004. England coordinated and led the 2007 "Bali Climate Declaration by Scientists"; a major international statement by the scientific community that specifies the reductions in greenhouse gas emissions required to minimise the risk of dangerous human-induced climate change (www.climate.unsw.edu.au/bali). England was the convening lead author of the 2009 Copenhagen Diagnosis. England's expertise covers the physics of the oceans and their role in climate variability and climate change.