Tim Jarvis.Scientist. Adventurer. Do-er. Recently returned for the Shackleton Epic, Tim will be sharing stories from this expedition where he and a brave team re-traced the footsteps of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s journey of 1914-17.
Tim is an environmental scientist and adventurer committed to finding pragmatic solutions to major environmental issues related to climate change and biodiversity loss.
A 2009 Yale World Fellow and Member of the Order of Australia he uses his public speaking engagements, award winning films and books about his expeditions to progress thinking in these areas.
Tim not only recreated Sir Douglas Mawson’s famous survival journey of 1912 in 2008 using period clothing, equipment and starvation rations, but in 2013 complete with a replica of the James Caird, he honoured the memory of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s journey of 1914-17 in a similar fashion.
He is sustainability adviser on multilateral aid projects for the World Bank and AusAID, Senior Associate Sustainability for Australasia at Arup, and Director of an outcome-focused environmental initiative Do-Tank. He believes that solutions to many of our most pressing issues already exist and that although thinking is good, doing is better.