Our People

  • Rachelle Meyer completed her PhD at the Climate and Energy College in 2017 and is now working at the University of Melbourne on the impacts of extreme events and associated risk management strategies...
  • Alicia has a B.Sc. and M.Sc. degree in Physical Geography from University of Cologne in Germany. During her Masters, she was working as a research assistant in the lab of Climatology and Hydrology...
  • Yann completed his PhD at the University of Melbourne in 2018 and is currently a research fellow in IDDRI's climate team. Yann obtained a Master’s in climate, ocean and atmosphere science (Pierre and...
  • Elisabeth Vogel
    Elisabeth completed her PhD at the Australian-German Climate and Energy College, researching the effects of climate extreme events on global agriculture. Prior to coming to Melbourne, Elisabeth...
  • Martin Wainstein is Innovator-in-Residence at Tsai Center for Innovative Thinking at Yale. He is also a research associate at the Yale department of Electrical Engineering, and a research affiliate...
  • Katja holds a PhD in Physical Oceanography from the University of Hamburg, Germany, undertaken at the Federal and Maritime Agency. The last ten years she worked part-time (at GEOMAR, Germany and...
  • Graham Palmer is a researcher, with an industry background as an engineer and researcher in manufacturing, HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) and electronics. He has published in the...
  • Background Annabelle Workman completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Melbourne in 2008, majoring in Politics and Chinese. In her Honours year, she investigated China's environmental...
  • Until early 2011, Ellycia worked a Marine Scientist, with Oceana – the world’s largest marine conservation organization. As part of the Climate Change and Clean Energy team in their Washington DC...
  • Nick completed a Bachelor of Communications and Diploma of Business at Monash University in 2000 and spent the next fifteen years working in various communications roles within the corporate sector...
  • Tim's research interests are diverse but centre around climate change law, broadly construed to include corporate social responsibility, torts, planning and administrative law, as well as the more...
  • Kate Dooley undertook a PhD at the University of Melbourne investigating the science-policy interface around terrestrial carbon science in international climate politics. Kate holds an MSc in...
  • Sonya completed a Masters of Atmospheric Science at the University of Melbourne, where she investigated changes in alpine Australia’s winter rain and snowfall events. She has worked for both the...
  • Adrian completed his PhD in sustainable energy transitions at the University of Melbourne in 2020 and is now a Research Fellow at the Energy Transition Hub where he is researching the role of...
  • Dr Alexander Norton is an ecologist with interests in the global carbon cycle and how ecosystems interact with the Earth's climate. Having grown up in the Wimmera-Mallee region of rural Victoria he...
  • Alexander Nauels completed his PhD at the University of Melbourne in 2017, where he synthesized knowledge about multi-centennial sea level rise projections. He is now Scientific Advisor at Climate...
  • Kate studied an Honours in Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Queensland. During this period the 2010-2011 floods occurred and she developed an interest in disaster modelling. Pursuing...
  • Dr Dylan McConnell is an energy systems research fellow at the University of Melbourne Climate & Energy College and researcher at the multi-institutional Energy Transition Hub. He has extensive...
  • Caroline received her undergraduate education at Harvard University in Human Developmental and Regenerative Biology, with a secondary field in Economics. As the 2017 U.S. Fulbright Anne Wexler...
  • Anita has a PhD in climate governance from the University of Melbourne, plus a Masters in climate change and an engineering degree from the Australian National University. She previously worked for...
  • Mandy Freund a climate scientist and Post Doctoral Fellow at CSIRO Agriculture and Food working on tropical climate variability and its impact on north Australian agriculture. Mandy undertook her PhD...
  • Dimitri Lafleur completed his PhD with the University of Melbourne in 2018, and is now a Postdoctoral Fellow at CSIRO. Dimitri is from the Netherlands, but has been living in Australia for the last...
  • Isabela de Souza Cabral is a PhD candidate in Ocean Engineering at the University of Melbourne. She obtained a degree in Environmental Engineering and earned her Masters in Ocean Engineering from the...

Web tools and Projects we developed

  • Open-NEM

    The live tracker of the Australian electricity market.

  • Paris Equity Check

    This website is based on a Nature Climate Change study that compares Nationally Determined Contributions with equitable national emissions trajectories in line with the five categories of equity outlined by the IPCC.

  • liveMAGICC Climate Model

    Run one of the most popular reduced-complexity climate carbon cycle models online. Used by IPCC, UNEP GAP reports and numerous scientific publications.

  • NDC & INDC Factsheets

    Check out our analysis of all the post-2020 targets that countries announced under the Paris Agreement.