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Nick is an Emeritus Professor at the University of Adelaide. He is currently Vice-President and Life Member of the Australian Coastal Society. Formerly he was Director of the Centre for Coastal Research at the University of Adelaide; Vice-Chair of the international scientific steering committee for LOICZ (Land-Ocean Interactions in the Coastal Zone) and a member of the South Australian Government’s Coast Protection Board. Nick was also one of the Lead Authors for the 4th Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which in 2007 was jointly awarded the Nobel Peace prize. Nick has over 40 years experience in coastal research, over 200 publications including scientific papers and books such as Coastal Management in Australia (Harvey & Caton, 2003, OUP); Global Change and Integrated Coastal Management: The Asia-Pacific Region (Harvey, 2006, Springer) and recently Coastal Landscapes of South Australia (Bourman, Murray-Wallace & Harvey, 2016, University of Adelaide Press).


  • 2015–2020
    Emeritus Professor, The University of Adelaide