A/PROF David M. Kennedy

A/PROF David M. Kennedy


  • Climate Change (sea level impacts, island stability, coral reefs)
  • Coast
  • Coastal Geomorphology (cliffs, shore platforms, estuaries, beaches, dunes)
  • Coastal Hazards (cyclones, storms, tsunami)
  • Coastal processes
  • Coasts
  • Erosion (storms, dunes, beaches, coral reefs, beach, coast)
  • Geomorphology
  • Island sustainability
  • Rock Fishing Safety
  • Sea Level Change



  • I am a coastal geomorphologist who specialises on the impacts of climate change, storms, tsunami and sea level rise on coastal landforms, particularly coral reefs and islands, rocky shorelines (cliffs and shore platforms) and estuaries. Surveying using total stations and remote sensing (eg. LiDAR) technologies are central to my research which is combined with sedimentological and geochronological methodologies as well as real time measurement of wave and tidal processes. My research is based in the Pacific Islands and Australasia as well as in the Caribbean. I currently hold several elected positions chairing research working groups for the International Association of Geomorphologists and the International Quaternary Association. For research page see kennedylab.com   

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Education and training

  • PhD, University of Wollongong 1999
  • BSc(Hons), University of Sydney 1994



Available for supervision

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