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.