Professor Tim Smith is a human geographer focused on coastal management and climate change adaptation. He holds an Australian Research Council (ARC) Future Fellowship, and is also an Adjunct Professor with Brock University, Canada, an Adjunct Professor with Southern Cross University, and a Senior Research Associate with Uppsala University, Sweden. He is also currently co-Chair of Future Earth Coasts, on the steering committee of Future Earth Australia, Editor-in-Chief of the international journal Ocean & Coastal Management, a member of the ARC College of Experts, and a Fellow of the Institute of Australian Geographers. He was formerly the Executive Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Business and Law, and also Director of the Sustainability Research Centre at USC. Before joining USC, he was a senior research scientist with the CSIRO. He has also led the social sciences and education portfolios of 2 national research centres (Coastal and Catchment Hydrology CRCs). He has also worked at Griffith University and UNSW, for local and state government, and in the private sector.