Professor Tim Smith is a human geographer focused on coastal management and climate change adaptation.
His research aims to discover innovative coastal governance approaches that embrace vulnerability and change. He holds an Australian Research Council (ARC) Future Fellowship through the University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia.
He is also an Adjunct Professor with Brock University, Canada, an Adjunct Professor with Southern Cross University, Australia, and a Senior Research Associate with Uppsala University, Sweden. He was surfing before he could walk.