Thomas Mortlock

Risk Scientist (Coastal)

Thomas Mortlock

Thomas is a Risk Scientist specializing in modelling hazards in the coastal zone, in particular coastal erosion, storm surge and tsunami inundation risk.  His work involves the statistical and geospatial analyses of climate-ocean data with numerical wave and flow modelling.

Thomas has extensive experience in topographic and hydrographic surveying and has worked for local government in the UK as a coastal engineer where he attained his Chartered Engineer accreditation. His active research profile includes a particular interest in the impacts of climate change on extreme wave events and coastal response.

Thomas holds a degree in Oceanography, a Masters in Coastal Engineering and a PhD looking at the impacts of wave climate change on the Southeast Australian coast.