Our People

  • With a degree in economics and honours degrees in development studies and law, Adrian began his career as a solicitor with a leading Australian law firm before moving in-house as a corporate lawyer...
  • Raif is an Australian professional public servant, with over 15 years experience in policy and regulatory roles pertaining to energy systems, markets and resources. Raif graduated from the University...
  • Declan completed a Master of Engineering (Environmental) at the University of Melbourne where he undertook a research project looking at the efficacy of using soil moisture data from the Bureau of...
  • Dylan is a Chemical Engineer, with experience as an energy analyst. He has a detailed understanding of the cost structure of energy technologies and the electricity market. He was an author of the...
  • Kennedy Mbeva is currently a PhD candidate in the department of Political Science, Faculty of Arts, at the University of Melbourne. His PhD project explores the co-evolution of the trade and...
  • Ross completed his Bachelor of Science (2011) and Master of Engineering (2014) at The University of Melbourne. He worked in mineral processing research for SGS in Canada before returning to Australia...
  • Changlong Wang grew up in China, studied at the Australian National University and has an engineering degree in Sustainable Energy Systems, Electronic Systems, Mechanical and Material Systems. In his...
  • Alister is a PhD candidate through the department of Geography at the University of Melbourne. Alister holds a Master of Environment (Distinction) from the University of Melbourne, as well as a BSc (...
  • Chunying is a joint PhD candidate between the University of Melbourne and Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. Chunying achieved her bachelor degree in Geographical Information System in Nanjing Normal...
  • Cathy Alexander has eight years’ experience as a political journalist in Australia. For most of this time she covered environmental policy and politics, with a major focus on climate change. She...
  • Natasha Ballis is a PhD candidate at the University of Melbourne in the Department of Infrastructure Engineering, under the supervision of Dr Murray Peel, Assoc Prof Rory Nathan, Dr Ben Henley and...
  • 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...
  • Kieran completed a Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical) at the University of Queensland in 2010, before working as a professional engineer in project management and delivery roles throughout Australia...
  • Visiting Researcher Kai's PhD thesis is on extreme weather, specifically on 'Midlatitudinal rossby Waves and extreme weather'. His research interests are atmosphere dynamics, large scale circulation...
  • After finishing her Master of Environment at the University of Melbourne, Pia has spent the past ten years working as a climate specialist, mainly in the international development sector. From 2013...
  • 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...
  • Stephanie is completing a PhD in political science under the supervision of Professor Lars Coenen and Professor Robyn Eckersley. She also coordinates the Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute's...
  • Stephen undertook his undergraduate arts degree at the University of Adelaide with a major in Anthropology. He later completed Honours at the University of Melbourne with research into how rock-...
  • Taegan has a Masters in botany from Charles Darwin University and a science degree from James Cook University. She has worked with government, NGO’s and Traditional Owners in the Northern Territory...
  • Madhu worked as a consultant in a multi-disciplinary environmental services firm for over a decade where he managed projects of varied environmental planning and design complexities in Australia,...
  • Nina Araneta-Alana is a PhD Candidate at the Melbourne Law School. Her research interests are in the fields of international law, banking & finance and environmental law. Her thesis examines the...
  • Christin studied Geography at the University of Bonn and Hamburg where she specialized in environmental topics such as climate change, water management and agriculture. Her research interests are...
  • 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...
  • Alexei was previously a research associate at the RMIT University Global Cities Research Institute, working across a range of climate change adaptation projects in the Asia-Pacific region, as well as...
  • Andrew completed a Master of Engineering (Environmental) at the University of Melbourne specialising in waterway engineering and hydrology, where his research looked at hydrologic resilience and...
  • 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...
  • Background: Ceren holds her undergraduate and Master’s degrees in sociology from the Middle East Technical University. Prior to joining the Climate & Energy College, she worked at the European...
  • Philip is a Berlin born international trade and investment jurist. He obtained his Master’s degree (LL.M.) in “International and European Law: Trade and Investment Law” with distinction from...
  • Giancarlo completed a Master of Science at the Pennsylvania State University in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering and a degree in Environmental Engineering at the Federal University of Rio Grande...
  • Zebedee completed his undergraduate Masters course in Physics at St.John’s College, University of Oxford. There he specialised in Atmospheric and Biological Physics and completed his Masters project...
  • Xinyang is a joint PhD candidate between the University of Melbourne and Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. Xinyang achieved her bachelor degree in Ecology in the Ocean University of China and master...
  • Marina Povitkina is a PhD candidate at the Department of Political Science and Quality of Government Institute at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. Her research is in comparative environmental...
  • 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...
  • Poomphan is an energy analyst who is specialised in low-carbon technologies as well as energy modelling. He earned his Masters in Renewable Energy and Environmental Modelling from the University of...
  • Clare Walter
    Clare originally trained as a hospital pharmacist specialising in oncology/pain and palliative care. Working in the lung clinics at Peter MacCallum cancer centre sparked an interest in the link...

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.