Global change expert is new Executive Dean
The University of Adelaide has appointed leading global change scientist Professor Nick Harvey as its new Executive Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.
Nick Harvey was Professor in Geography and Environmental Studies at the University of Adelaide. He has also held senior positions in the University including Director of the Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Associate Dean (Research), and Acting Executive Dean on two previous occasions.
"Professor Harvey brings to his new role an outstanding academic and research record, and considerable leadership experience in research and education," said Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (Academic) Professor Fred McDougall.
"He has already made a significant contribution to the global profile of the University and its research."
Professor Harvey is on a number of international scientific committees dealing with global change and was one of the lead authors on the recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Working Group II report, the global body assessing the scientific evidence for climate change. He is also currently Chair of the international START-Oceania committee, based in Fiji, dealing with global change research and training.
Professor Harvey has written more than 100 publications including books, book chapters and scientific papers on coastal management and environmental impact assessment.
He is a member of the Australian Government Advisory Group on Coastal Vulnerability Assessment and a member of the Executive Steering Committee for South Australia's State of the Environment Report.
Story by Robyn Mills