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Professor of Sustainability Research, UNSW Sydney

Dr Thomas (Tommy) Wiedmann is Professor of sustainability research and leader of the Sustainability Assessment Program at UNSW Sydney. He has long-standing expertise in integrated sustainability assessment and environmental footprint analysis. His main research question is how to achieve human and planetary wellbeing concurrently. Tommy leads the national IELab e-research infrastructure and coordinates a number of research projects related to sustainability. In 2012 he received the Thomson Reuters Citation Award in Australia and has been listed as Highly Cited Researcher annually since 2015.


  • 2020–present
    Professor, UNSW Sydney, Australia
  • 2011–2020
    Adjunct/Honorary Associate Professor, The University of Sydney, Australia
  • 2013–2019
    Associate Professor, UNSW Sydney, Australia
  • 2011–2012
    Senior Research Scientist, CSIRO Ecosystem Sciences, Canberra, Australia
  • 2002–2010
    Senior Research Associate, Stockholm Environment Institute, York, UK


  • 1995 
    University of Ulm, Germany, PhD
  • 1990 
    University of Ulm, Germany, Diploma in Sciences (Chemistry)