Dr Richard Brinkman is a physical oceanographer and leads the Shelf Dynamics and Modelling Team within the Sustainable Coastal Ecosystems and Industries in Tropical Australia Research Program at the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) in Townsville, Australia. Richard has a Bachelor degree in  Meteorology/Oceanography from Flinders University (South Australia) and PhD from James Cook University (Queensland, Australia).

Richard’s research interests fall within the broad topics of coastal oceanography and physical-biological interactions on continental shelves. He has significant expertise and experience in conducting observational and modelling based research on shelf dynamics, coupling of shelf and ocean circulation, and physical-biological interactions at regional and local scales on Australia’s tropical coasts and marginal seas.