Scott Nichol is a researcher in Theme D and Section Leader at Geoscience Australia for Marine Biodiversity and Antarctic Geoscience. In these roles, he provides science leadership within Project D1 - National Data Collation, Synthesis & Visualisation and Project D3 - Evaluating and monitoring the status of marine biodiversity assets on the continental shelf.
Scott is a coastal geomorphologist and sedimentologist with 30 years experience in marine geoscience research. Research themes include stratigraphic reconstruction of modern coastal and shallow marine depositional systems, interaction of physical and biological processes, and the impacts of extreme events and human activity on sedimentation processes. He has maintained a strong emphasis on field-based empirical and interdisciplinary research, with published studies from projects in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, USA, Ireland, Maldives and Antarctica.
2007 – present: Senior Geoscientist (Geomorphologist), Geoscience Australia.
1993 – 2007: Lecturer (1993-1999) and Senior Lecturer (2000-2007), School of Geography, Geology & Environmental Science, University of Auckland, New Zealand.
1991 – 1992: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Earth Sciences, Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia, Canada.
PhD, University of Sydney (1991)
BA Hons, Australian National University (1985)
Membership of key national committees
Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering, Environmental Science Specialist Committee (2008-2011)