Professor Andrew Millington

Academic Status

College of Science and Engineering

place Biological Sciences (305)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

In 1978 I joined one of Africa's oldest universities (Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone) as a lecturer in the Geography Department. While teaching there I did my doctoral degree at the University of Sussex. In 1982 I moved to the University of Reading (England), and in 1993 I took up the Chair in Geography as a full professor at the University of Leicester.  I was Department Head from 1995-2000. I moved to Texas A&M in 2005, where I was Director of Environmental Programs from 2007-2010. I moved to Adelaide in 2010 to become Foundation Dean of the School of the Environment at Flinders University. I have been an expert consultant for the World Bank, United Nations and European Union, was founding chair of the Biogeography & Biodiversity Commission of the International Geographical Union (1996-2004), and edited The Geographical Journal from 1997 to 2002.

D. Phil. (Sussex), M.A. (Colorado), B.Sc. (Hull)
Key responsibilities
  • Dean, School of the Environment and Professor of Land Change Science
  • President, Australian Council of Environmental Deans and Directors
  • Chair, Mawson Lakes Fellowship Programme
Topic coordinator
ENVS2701 Introduction to Remote Sensing
ENVS8701 Introduction to Remote Sensing (Postgraduate)
ENVS3750 Field Studies in Environmental Disciplines
Topic lecturer
ENVS2742 Environment, Economy and Culture
Supervisory interests
Land-use dynamics
Remote sensing
Higher degree by research supervision
Principal supervisor: Remote sensing Smoke detection Algorithm Development (1), Land use Drought Rice Cambodia (1), Land use Land tenure change Remote sensing South Australia (1), Lichen ecology and biogeography South Australia (1), Urban land use 3D cadastre Indonesia (1), Urban land use Land valuation GIS Indonesia (1), Land use Commodity chains Soybean agriculture Uruguay (1), Land use Decision making Agent-based modelling South Australia (1), Land use Land tenure Land disputes Indonesia (1), Irrigation Land use Farming systems Vietnam (1), Land use Ecosystem Services Oil palm Indonesia (1)
Expert for media contact
South America
Land and environment - Australia and tropical regions
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0427 398 713
Media expertise
  • Environment
  • Maps
  • South America
  • Sustainability
  • Land and environment - Australia and tropical regions

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