UNSW Professor Matthew England has received one of the most coveted Australian science awards - The Royal Society of Victoria Research Medal.

The 2007 Medal was awarded for outstanding scientific research in Earth Sciences.

Professor England, who is a Federation Fellow and Co-Director of UNSW's Climate Change Research Centre, has been endowed with this medal for his ground-breaking research that advances our knowledge of the Southern and mid-latitude oceans and their role in both regional and global climates.

Professor England is also Director of the Climate and Environmental Dynamics Laboratory (CEDL) in the Faculty of Science.

One of very few non-Victorians to receive this honour in its 50 year history, Professor England's receipt of this award further acknowledges CEDL and UNSW as being at the leading edge of climate change research in Australia.