The Sydney Marine Science and Management Program is a multidisciplinary postgraduate program with academics involved from the University of Sydney's Faculty of Science (School of Geosciences, School of Biological Sciences), the Faculty of Engineering, Law and Veterinary Science. These academics are members of the University of Sydney Institute of Marine Science (USIMS) which fosters cross-disciplinary teaching and research between schools and departments.
The academic staff responsible for teaching in the Marine Science and Management Program come from a wide range of disciplinary backgrounds and are research-active.
The core staff are:
- Dr Ana Vila Concejo
Ana Vila Concejo is interested contemporary processes in the coast. She teaches units of study in Coastal Processes and Systems and Coastal Management. She is an active researcher in the coastal zone where she has done work both in temperate siliciclastic environments (Europe and Australia) and tropical coral systems (Great Barrier Reef).
Ana is involved in teaching MARS5001 (Coastal Processes and Systems), MARS5004 (Coastal Management Field School), MARS5005 (Coastal Management Project).
- A/Prof Peter Cowell
Peter Cowell is interested in the long term evolution of the coast. Peter teaches units of study related to Coastal Management and Climate Change. He is an active researcher and his work on coastal evolution includes temperate and tropical environments in different parts of the world. He is the director of the University of Sydney Institute of Marine Science (USIMS).
Peter is involved in the following units: MARS5001 (Coastal Processes and Systems), MARS5004 (Coastal Management Field School), GEOG5004 (Environmental Mapping and Monitoring).
- A/Prof Ross Coleman
Ross Coleman is interested in coastal ecology and teaches units of study in ecology and statistic uncertainty. Ross is an active researcher and the director of the Centre for Research in Ecological Impacts of Coastal Cities. His work is internationally recognised and has developed his research in different parts of the world.
Ross is involved in the teaching of ENVI5904 (Environmental Uncertainty).