Tom Griffiths is a Professor of History and Director of the Centre for Environmental History at the Australian National University, Canberra.
His books and essays have won prizes in literature, history, science, politics and journalism, most recently the Prime Minister's Prize for Australian History (2008) for Slicing the Silence: Voyaging to Antarctica (UNSW Press).
In the summer of 2002-3 he travelled to Antarctica as a Humanities Fellow with the Australian Antarctic Division. In 2008 he was the Distinguished Visiting Professor of Australian Studies at the University of Copenhagen. He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities.