Tim Roberts is Emeritus Professor at the University of Newcastle. His research interests are in environmental sustainability systems thinking with an emphasis on community engagement, and at a molecular level in chronic disease and its environmental causes. His specific sustainability focus is on rehabilitation of mined lands and climate change preparedness in all its guises, as well as his long-term metabolic profiling studies on chronic diseases. He is has published more than 120 peer-reviewed journal papers and supervised research theses at PhD and Masters level. He holds various leadership positions including as organiser of the annual HV Electric Vehicle Festival.