Dr. Mitchell Harley is a Scientia Fellow and Senior Lecturer in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering's Water Research Laboratory. He is a leading international researcher in the field of coastal hazards, wave climates, coastal monitoring and real-time early warning systems. His research has lead to a number of seminal publications in distinguished journals such as Nature Geoscience, the Journal of Geophysical Research (Earth Surface), the International Journal of Climatology, Coastal Engineering, Geomorphology and Nature Scientific Reports. He has taught short-courses on coastal processes in South Korea, Italy and Australia and given keynote presentations in Brazil and Australia. Recently Dr Harley founded the program CoastSnap, a crowd-sourced beach monitoring technique using smartphones that is now operating in 7 countries worldwide.
Dr. Harley provides commentary on coastal erosion issues for a range of media outlets, including the Sydney Morning Herald, the ABC and the BBC. Some examples are listed below: