Professor Neville Nicholls spent 35 years in climate research in the Bureau of Meteorology before joining Monash University in 2006 where he is a Professor Emeritus in the School of Geography and Environmental Science. He has published over 130 papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals, on the nature, causes, predictability and impacts of Australian and global climate variations and changes. Neville is a past President of the Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society, and was an editor of the journal Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change, and of the American Meteorological Society's Journal of Climate. He was a Coordinating Lead Author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report “Managing the risks of extreme events and disasters to advance climate change adaptation” that was completed in 2011. Neville is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science and of the American Geophysical Union.