Dr Adrian McCallum

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Dr Adrian McCallum


Teaching areas

  • Geology and Geomechanics
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Climate Change Adaptation

Research areas

  • Cone Penetration Testing (CPT) particularly in frozen geomaterials
  • geohazards
  • snow mechanics, snow roads and runways
  • polar oceanography, meteorology and glaciology
  • alpine glaciology and hydrology
  • cold regions engineering
  • polar traverse logistics
  • light-weight scientific expeditions
  • development of Remote or Autonomous Vehicles (RAVs) for remote area site investigation
  • climate change adaptation

Program coordinator


  • Specialist in remote area science and engineering
  • Accomplished leader and manager across a diverse range of endeavours
  • Extensive experience in the collection and analysis of scientific and engineering data
  • Leader and manager of projects in remote regions of the world including the Arctic, Himalaya and Antarctica

Core competencies

  • Leadership, project management and team building skills; ability to communicate with all levels
  • Relationship builder; wide ranging experience in managing diverse defence, infrastructure, scientific and engineering projects
  • Collection, analysis and communication of technical scientific and engineering data
  • Experience in industrial relations, equal opportunity and health and safety issues


  • Menzies Engineering Scholarship—2007
  • Best Paper—2006 Cold Regions Engineering Conference
  • Centenary Medal—contribution to 2001 Army Alpine Association Everest Expedition

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