Took a rather dry subject and explained in an easy to follow, accessible manner. Had great knowledge of the subject matter. I liked the combination of theory of guidelines combined with active examples from SEQ water. - Sydney 2016 View all testimonials

Tom Baldock


Professor Tom Baldock is a Coastal Engineer and Professor in the School of Civil Engineering at the University of Queensland. He teaches Hydraulic Engineering, Fluid Mechanics and Coastal Engineering. His main research focus is surf zone and swash zone hydrodynamics and sediment transport, both experimental and field, for application to wave run-up and coastal inundation, tsunami, beach erosion and coral reef processes, and how these may change with projected sea level rise.

Tom has published over 90 journal papers and over 50 conference papers in these fields.
He has strong national and international collaboration on research on topical issues in coastal engineering and close links with Government and National agencies, which includes consultancy and expert witness services in Marine Engineering. Current projects include investigating the influence of sea level rise on beaches and coral reefs and the influence of storm clusters on beach erosion.