Professor Matthew England
Matthew England
Scientia Professor | FAA | FRSN | FAGU
Field of Research: 
Oceanography and Climate Dynamics
Contact details:
+61 2 9385 9766

Career Biography:

Professor Matthew England obtained his PhD in 1992 from the University of Sydney. He is a former Fulbright Scholar and was a postdoctoral research fellow at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France (CNRS), from 1992-1994. He was a research scientist in CSIRO’s Climate Change Research Program from 1994-1995 and was a CSIRO Flagship Fellow in 2005. He has been with the University of New South Wales since 1995, where he held an ARC Federation Fellowship from 2006-2010. He commenced an ARC Laureate Fellowship in 2011 and is presently Deputy Director of the Australian Centre for Excellence in Antarctic Science. In 2014 Prof England was elected a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science and in 2016 a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union.

Prof England’s research seeks to understand large-scale ocean circulation and its influence on regional and global climate, from the tropics to Antarctica.  Using ocean and coupled climate models in combination with observations, he studies how ocean currents affect climate and climate variability on time scales of seasons to millennia, with a particular focus on the Southern Hemisphere.

Other research interests include:-

  • Southern Ocean water-mass formation, and the global overturning circulation,
  • Climate modes of variability [including ENSO, the IPO, the IOD, and the Southern Annular Mode],
  • Ocean-ice interactions, and circulation and warming around the Antarctic margin
  • Southern Hemisphere coupled ocean-atmosphere-ice-climate dynamics,
  • Global ocean ventilation, ocean heat content trends and sea-level rise,
  • Coupled climate teleconnections, including inter-basin and tropical-high-latitude telecon­nections
  • Ocean drivers of climate extremes [including drought and flooding rains].