Professor Nigel Tapper

School of Geography and Environmental Sciences, Monash University

Professor Nigel Tapper holds a Personal Chair in Environmental Science at Monash University where over the last 10 years he has variously served as Head of the School of Geography and Environmental Science, Foundation Director of the Monash Sustainability Institute (a University research institute responsible for facilitating and coordinating Monash-wide research across the key themes of Climate, Water, Energy, Biodiversity and Transport), and Joint Coordinator of the Monash Atmospheric Science Program. Outside Monash University Nigel has been a Member of the EDAW (global urban design company) Sustainability Thought Leadership Group since 2008, with special responsibility for matters relating to urban climate and climate change. Nigel has an active research program in surface-atmosphere interaction, climate change adaptation and mitigation, and climate impacts, especially as they relate to urban environments, human health, dust and fire.