Dr Peter Baines spent thirty years as a Research Scientist at CSIRO Atmospheric Research, reaching the rank of Chief Research Scientist, in the areas of dynamical meteorology and oceanography. He currently holds an honorary position as Senior Fellow in the Department of Infrastructure Engineering at the University of Melbourne, engaged in research in aspects of climate, stratified flow dynamics and dynamics of volcanic plumes. Peter has earlier served as an RSV Councillor from 1999 – 2004 and is committed to its continued progress through effective administration, the promotion of science and sound financial management in delivering prizes, lectures and building improvements.
Peter’s most recent term on Council began in 2016 – he was elected Honorary Secretary in 2017, completing his tenure in May 2021. He was also the Chair of the Society’s Policy and Advocacy Committee. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Victoria in 2021.