Tom Measham leads a team of economists and social scientists focused on how regional communities are affected by and engage with the social and economic challenges and opportunities which face them, including the development of energy and mining industries. He has also worked in multi-disciplinary teams to explore the constraints affecting local government as they relate to issues such as climate adaptation and the potential for inclusive risk governance to address these constraints on a local and regional basis. Other work has focused on environmental volunteering and capacity building amongst regional communities.
He has been working for CSIRO since. He also serves as an Adjunct Associate Professor at the Australian National University. He has 20 years research experience and holds a PhD from the Australian National University, an MSc from James Cook University (Australia) and a BA from Sydney University. He has over 100 publications including two books and 34 journal articles.