Our People

  • Professor Green holds a Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture, Master of Landscape Architecture and an interdisciplinary Doctorate in landscape planning/design and environmental psychology...
  • Professor Beverley-Ann Biggs leads a group of clinicians and researchers with interests in infectious diseases, maternal and child health, and immigrant health. International health activities are...
  • Dr Roger Dargaville is a senior lecturer at Monash University. Roger was the Deputy Director of the Melbourne Energy Institute and Research Fellow in the School of Earth Sciences, The University of...
  • Dr Schofield is a lecturer for Climate System Science in the School of Earth sciences. Her recent research encompasses many areas of atmospheric chemistry, such as the Southern Hemisphere climate...
  • Luke Connal received a bachelor’s of Chemical engineering in 2002 and a PhD in polymer chemistry in 2007 both from the University of Melbourne, Australia. From 2007 to 2009 he completed a post-...
  • Richard is Professor and Director of the Primary Industries Climate Challenges Centre ( www.piccc.org.au ), a joint research initiative between the University of Melbourne and Agriculture Victoria...
  • Tansu Alpcan’s research involves applications of distributed decision making, game theory, communicaton and control to various security and resource allocation problems in networked and energy...
  • Dr Murray Peel is a Senior Research Fellow and ARC Future Fellow in the Department of Infrastructure Engineering at the University of Melbourne. He has a PhD (Geography) and a BSc (Hons) from the...
  • Adam is a Senior Lecturer Faculty of Business and Economics at Melbourne University, and holds a doctorate from Oxford University in carbon finance. Adam is also CEO and Co-Founder of RedGrid; an...
  • Dr Sebastian Thomas is an interdisciplinary researcher with a background in climate strategy and environmental social science. His work examines human-nature relations – the interconnected economic,...
  • I am a geographer whose research examines human-environment relations, both conceptual and material. That is, I want to understand how humans have physically changed earth’s systems, how we think...
  • Dr Peter Christoff teaches and researches climate politics and policy in the Department of Resource Management and Geography. He is a member of the Victorian Ministerial Reference Council on Climate...
  • Philomena Murray is Professor in the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Melbourne. She is the Director of the Research Unit on Regional Governance ast the EU Centre on...
  • A/Prof Malte Meinshausen is Deputy Academic Convenor of the College at The University of Melbourne since 2012 and is affiliated with the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Germany. He...
  • Dr Brendan Cullen is a senior lecturer at the Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences, researching and teaching in pasture agronomy, livestock production systems and farm systems modelling.
  • Patrick Baker is an ARC Future Fellow and Associate Professor of Silviculture and Forest Ecology in the Department of Forest and Ecosystem Science, Melbourne School of Land and Environment, at the...
  • Mike Sandiford
    Prof Mike Sandiford is an ARC Professorial Research Fellow studying tectonic activity within the Indo-Australian tectonic plate, particularly focussing on the factors that have shaped the landscape...
  • Professor Chris Ryan, Director of the Victorian Eco Innovation Lab at the University of Melbourne, has worked for over 30 years across various areas of science, technology, environmental policy and...
  • Dr Jason N E Varuhas (BA LLB (Hons) VUW, LLM UCL, PhD Cambridge) is Associate Professor at the University of Melbourne, and Co-Director of Studies for the Government Law and Public and International...
  • Professor David Karoly is an internationally recognised expert in climate change and climate variability, including greenhouse climate change, stratospheric ozone depletion and interannual climate...
  • Dr. Grant Blashki has been a practicing GP for over 20 years and is an Associate Professor in Global Health at the Nossal Institute for Global Health at the University of Melbourne. He is a Fellow of...
  • Daniel was previously Fellow in Global Politics in the Department of Government, London School of Economics, ESRC Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Sussex, and Lecturer in Security Studies in...
  • Robyn Eckersley
    Robyn Eckersley was educated at the University of Western Australia, Cambridge University (UK) and the University of Tasmania, and taught political science at Monash University from 1992-2001 before...
  • A/Prof Margaret Young is an Academic Co-Director of the College. She is the Director of Studies, Environmental Law at the Melbourne Law School. She researches and teaches in the fields of public...
  • Lars Coenen joined MSSI in January 2017 as the inaugural ‘City of Melbourne Chair of Resilient Cities’, an initiative between the City of Melbourne and University of Melbourne aimed at improving the...
  • John Wiseman
    John Wiseman is a Professorial Fellow with the Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute and with the School of Population and Global Health at the University of Melbourne. He is also a Research Fellow...
  • A/Prof Robert Crawford has broad research expertise and interest in the built environment, sustainability, life cycle assessment and renewable energy. His research focuses on building environmental...
  • Todd Lane is an atmospheric scientist with research interests that include atmospheric dynamics, mesoscale meteorology, thunderstorms, aircraft turbulence, cloud processes, numerical modelling and...
  • Katja Frieler
    Katja Frieler holds a Diploma in Mathematics of the University of Bielefeld and a Ph.D. in “Physics of the Atmosphere” of the University of Potsdam. As Ph.D. student she worked at the Alfred-Wegener-...
  • A/Prof Minnegal lectures in anthropology at the University of Melbourne, with primary teaching and supervision interests in the areas of ecological/environmental anthropology and economic...
  • Ben is a Research Fellow in the School of Earth Sciences at the University of Melbourne, working with David Karoly, Murray Peel, Rory Nathan and Ailie Gallant on the Victorian Drought Risk Inference...
  •  Louise Jeffery
    Dr. Louise Jeffery is a Post-Doctoral researcher at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) in Germany where she leads the PRIMAP emissions module group. At PIK, Louise examines the...
  • Dr Rachel Hughes is a cultural and political geographer with wide-ranging interests in the geographies of law, geopolitics, social memory and visual and material cultures. Her prior research has...
  • Alan Pears AM is a Fellow at the Climate and Energy College and a Senior Industry Fellow at RMIT, where he taught for many years. He has worked in the energy field since the late 1970s, mainly on...
  • Brendan Gleeson joined Melbourne University in January 2012 as Professor of Urban Policy Studies and then took on the directorship of the Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute in early 2013...
  • Prof Ove Hoegh-Guldberg is the inaugural Director of the Global Change Institute and Professor of Marine Science at the University of Queensland. Prof Hoegh-Guldberg is deeply-motivated by a desire...
  • Rory Nathan has over 35 years’ experience in engineering and environmental hydrology. He has spent the majority of his career in private industry, and now focuses his time on research and teaching in...
  • Professor Jon Barnett is not available for supervision Jon is Professor and Australian Research Council Future Fellow in the School of Geography at Melbourne University. He is a political geographer...
  • Kevin Walsh is a professor in the School of Earth Sciences. He specialises in tropical meteorology, climate change and climate variability.
  • Kathryn Bowen is a social epidemiologist working at the nexus of global change, health and governance issues. Her formal qualifications are BA/Psyc (Hons) (Newcastle) and MSc (International Health) (...
  • Dr Lisa Palmer is a human geographer who teaches and researches on human-environment relations and indigenous approaches to environmental and social governance. Her research takes a critical...
  • Lee Godden (PhD, MA, B.Leg S, BA Hons) is the Director, Centre for Resources, Energy and Environmental Law. She researches in environmental resources law, natural resources law, water law, and...
  • Matthias is a postdoctoral researcher at Potsdam-Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK). He received a Phd in Climate Physics from Potsdam University and PIK. He holds a M.Sc. in Physics from...

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.