Chief Investigator & Climate Theme Leader

University of New South Wales

Working across the globe, Chris is extending historic records back to 130,000 years ago to better understand the future. As part of this work, Chris co-ordinates the international Earth’s Past Future Project. Chris has published more than 200 papers, 5 books with 2 Highly Cited Papers listed in Thomson Reuters’ Essential Science Indicators. Described by the UK Saturday Times as the ‘new David Livingstone’, Chris’ team communicate their findings in the field under the banner of Intrepid Science, reporting discoveries when they happen, where they happen. Chris is Director of the UNSW research centre Changing Earth and the Chronos 14Carbon Cycle Facility. He has received several awards, including the Australian Academy of Sciences Frederick Stone Award (2014), the inaugural Sir Nicholas Shackleton Medal (2007) and the Geological Society of London’s Bigsby Medal (2009). Chris is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, the Royal Meteorological Society, the Geological Society of London, the Royal Geographical Society and the Higher Education Academy.

The Earth’s Past Future Project
Intrepid Science
The Antarctic Project
The Ancient Kauri Project