I completed my PhD in the Research School of Earth Sciences at The Australian National University in Canberra, looking at past changes in the climate system. In particular, I investigated how records of past climatic change (such as those preserved in ice cores and stalagmites) are interpreted. I used a combination of geochemical and climate modelling techniques to reconstruct abrupt changes in the monsoon systems in the past.
Since November 2011, I have been in the School of Earth Sciences as part of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science. I am part of the climate extremes research program and am investigating changes in temperature and rainfall extremes in recent times in the Australian region using global climate modelling approaches. My current research interests are:
• Global climate modelling
• Extreme weather and climate events
• Reconstructing past climates
• Abrupt climatic change
• Water isotope variability