About me

I am a climate scientist whose focus is centred on investigating the causes of recent extreme climate events in Australia and understanding future extreme climate events. My PhD was awarded in 2011 investigating long-term and abrupt changes in the Australian monsoon system. Since then, I have been a researcher at several Australian universities.

My primary research work involves investigating the contributions of human and natural influences to recent extreme climate events in Australia, such as heatwaves and floods.  Attribution studies are useful for understanding the potential risks and costs associated with future climatic changes. My interests are climate extremes, climate change and variability, and communicating climate change.

I am currently a Lead Author on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Sixth Assessment Report (WG1, AR6) and a Domain Editor for WIREs Climate Change.

One thought on “About me

  1. Hi Sophie
    I am not a climate scientist however I have been working in climate change extension in agriculture for the last 8 years in SWQ. Keep up the good work in research and putting up a public face for your work. I was distressed by what the keyboard warriors felt the need to tirad but unfortunately not surprised. A great read for women in workforce is Sheryl Sandberg’s – ‘Lean In’. Keep up the good work. It is so valuable.
    Kind Regards

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