Dr Adrian McCallum

Dr Adrian Mccallum2007 Menzies Scholar in Engineering

Adrian McCallum holds the degrees of Bachelor of Civil Engineering with First Class Honours from the University of Western Australia (2004), Bachelor of Science with Second Class Honours (1992) from the University of New South Wales, and a Graduate Diploma in Meteorology with High Distinction (1996).

Adrian took up his scholarship in 2007 at the Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge University studying for a PhD (Polar Studies).

Current position:
Researcher and Lecturer, Geotech & Enviro Engineering, School of Science, Education and Engineering, University of the Sunshine Coast

I have various skills and research interests courtesy of a diverse 20-year career across the Australian Defence Forces. My primary research pertains to the use of snow as a construction material and the insitu assessment of snow mechanical properties. My domestic research interests focus on the interplay between science and engineering in ensuring our successful adaptation to climate change. Additionally I am captivated by the pursuit of science in the polar and alpine regions; ideally by light-weight and self-contained expeditions.

Jan 2012