GCI Australia

Addressing the challenges of a changing world.

Global Change Institute

Queensland, Australia

About GCI

"What is exciting about meeting the challenge of change is that many solutions already exist. All we need to do is to work out how to implement them"

- Professor Ove Hoegh-Guldberg, Director Global Change Institute

The GCI contributes to evidence-based, progressive solutions to the problems of a rapidly changing world within the existing and projected frameworks of those problems: political, environmental, social, economic, technical.

Global change encompasses the interactions of natural and human induced changes in the global environment and their implications for society. These changes are occurring at an unprecedented scale and speed. Fundamental global sustainability challenges include issues as diverse as climate change (carbon mitigation and adaptation); human population growth and shift; resource security and consumption (food, energy sources, water and minerals); stewardship of biodiversity and natural ecosystems; and, within a systems framework, managing the complex impacts (including cumulative impacts), convergences and responses on ecosystem health, social resilience and economic prosperity (including business and industry).

The University of Queensland has established leadership in many of the issues associated with global change, and is positioned to provide national and international leadership in these areas. The GCI will provide a vehicle for collaborative research, learning,  engagement and advocacy in major global change issues.

“To foster discovery, learning and engagement by creating, applying and transferring knowledge for innovative and integrated solutions to address the challenges of a changing world”.

Our Departments

General Enquiries

(07) 3443 3100

Finance & Operations

Jason White    
(07) 3443 3144

Communications and Media

Anna Moloney
(07) 3443 3148
0478 487 211

Events and Engagement

Krystle Henry
(07) 3443 3118

Sustainable Building

David Harris
(07) 3443 3133

Room Bookings

Information on rooms available for hire can be located here. Contact reception for further information.

GCI Reception
(07) 34433100


Michelle Hall
(07) 3443 3145

Clean Energy
Craig Froome
(07) 3443 3104

Healthy Oceans
Sue Pillans
(07) 3443 3114

Food Security
Kristen Sampson
(07) 3443 3115


Get in touch


Global Change Institute Building (#20)
Top of Staff House Rd
The University of Queensland 4072
Brisbane QLD 4072 Australia

Meet our staff