Dr White is the Director of Postgraduate Research and part of the Water, Environment, Sustainability and Public Health (WESP) research centre in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.
Dr White joined the Department as a Senior Lecturer in 2017 having previously been at the University of Tasmania and the Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre in Australia for over 8 years.
His research focuses on natural hazards (including floods, droughts and heatwaves), surface water hydrology and resources, risk management and climate change resilience. He specialises in understanding natural hazards and risk from both physical causative and impacts perspectives, centred on the understanding, modelling and prediction of extreme weather events on both the extended-range (e.g. weeks to months) and climate timescales (e.g. up to the end of the century) using regional high-resolution and global climate projections.
Internationally, Dr White is the Australian National Correspondent for the International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS), one of the eight associations of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG), and is a Vice President of the International Commission on Coupled Land-Atmosphere Systems (ICCLAS), one of the ten commissions of the IAHS.
Please feel free to contact me if you are interested in research or knowledge exchange collaborations or doing a PhD under my supervision.