Professor Tom Baldock obtained a B.Eng (1990) and Ph.D. (1995) from the Department of Civil Engineering, Imperial College, London.
He taught at Imperial College for two years before moving to Australia in 2002. He teaches Fluid Mechanics, Hydraulic Engineering and Coastal Engineering. His research is primarily in the field of Coastal and Ocean Engineering, but also encompasses renewable energy and higher education. He is an associate editor of the ASME Journal of Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering.
He has published 65 journal papers and over 50 conference papers and is the most published author in the journal Coastal Engineering over the past decade. He has a significant leadership role in Teaching and Learning within the School and Faculty, chairing the School of Engineering and School of Civil Engineering Teaching and Learning Committees for the past 5 years. He is presently principal supervisor for 8 Ph.D. students and a Research Fellow. He has strong national and international collaboration on research on topical issues in coastal engineering and close links with Government and National agencies, which includes consultancy and expert witness services in Marine Engineering.