Adrian McCallum


Adrian McCallum

2007 Engineering Scholar

Scholarship biography (at time of award)

Adrian McCallum graduated from the University of Western Australia with First Class Honours in a Bachelor of Civil Engineering. Adrian also holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of New South Wales and a Graduate Diploma in Meteorology from the Bureau of Meteorology.

Adrian was awarded the Scholarship to complete a PhD in Polar Studies at the University of Cambridge.

Studied at: University of Cambridge

Current Biography

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 in situ 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.

I have experience leading and coordinating field scientific and adventurous expeditions in remote regions of the world including Antarctica, the Arctic and the Himalaya, and I am captivated by the pursuit of science in the polar and alpine regions; ideally by light-weight and self-contained expeditions.

Scholarship Year: 2007

Fields of Interest

Climate Science, Engineering, Science