Dr Adrian McCallum

Advisor in remote projects and data management in challenging places


Dr Adrian McCallum is a recognised specialist in remote area science and engineering. He holds a PhD from Cambridge, a Graduate Diploma in Meteorology (BoM), a BSc (Hons) from the University of New South Wales, and BE (Hons) from the University of Western Australia. Adrian is an accomplished leader and manager with 20 years of military experience. His specialty is in relation to the collection, analysis and communication of technical scientific and engineering data in challenging places.  He has extensive experience working as a research leader and manager of projects in remote regions of the world including the Arctic, Himalaya and Antarctica.
Research areas include:

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