Professor Andrew Short

Honorary Professor
School of Geosciences
University of Sydney

Andy Short is a coastal geomorphologist specializing in coastal processes, morphology and evolution. He has degrees from the University of Sydney, University of Hawaii and Louisiana State University and has worked on the coasts of North and South America, including north Alaska and Hawaii, Europe, New Zealand, Korea and the entire Australian coast. He is presently Honorary Professor in the School of Geosciences at the University of Sydney; Honorary Professorial Fellow in the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Wollongong; Senior Coastal Scientist (part-time) with CoastalCOMS.com; and board member of National Surfing Reserves (Australia). He also runs his own consultancy called Coastal Studies and served on the NSW Coastal Panel (2011-2019). He has written 11 books, edited 5 and published over 200 scientific publications and reports. His contribution to both coastal science and beach safety was recognized on Australia Day 2010 with an Order of Australia Medal. His latest book (2019) covers the entire Australian coast and it’s 354 sediment compartments and is titled “Australian Coastal Systems: beaches, barriers and sediment compartments”.