Tim Smith

Professor Tim Smith is a human geographer focused on coastal management and climate change adaptation. His research aims to discover innovative coastal governance approaches that embrace vulnerability and change. He holds an Australian Research Council (ARC) Future Fellowship based at the University of the Sunshine Coast (USC). He is also an Adjunct Professor with Brock University, Canada, an Adjunct Professor with Southern Cross University, Australia, and a Senior Research Associate with Uppsala University, Sweden. He was formerly the Executive Dean for 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 secto