Last updated: July 2019
This is my first year teaching at a university, so most of my focus is on that. It’s in between semesters at the moment, so I’m catching my breath before teaching the Masters subject Communication for Research Scientists.
I am on leave from July 10 to 17 inclusive 🏖
My other teaching responsibilities are:
- Teaching and coordinating Weather and Climate Systems, reconnecting with meteorology and sharing my love of climatology with patient second year students.
- Running the occasional science communication workshop, including one at the Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes (CLEX) winter school at the end of June
- Teaching and planning other science communication subjects with the wonderful Jen Martin and Graham Phillips.
A lot of little projects on the go:
- I recently published a paper on historical extreme rainfall events in southeastern Australia. A link to the full paper is in on my publications page, and I’ve written a short summary for OzEWEX.
- I’m currently working with a CLEX summer student Mathilde exploring the 1888 Centennial Drought.
- I’m a co-author of a manuscript in revision in Geoscience Data Journal, examining the weather data recorded by Algernon Belfield in Armidale, New South Wales.
- I am collaborating with colleagues in Australia (including Joelle Gergis) on extended instrumental weather records in Adelaide and Perth. The Perth dataset extends to 1830 which is very exciting!
- I am continuing to collaborate with colleagues from the Bureau of Meteorology on the comparison of parallel observations in Adelaide and Melbourne, and the impact of mean meridional circulation changes on rainfall in Victoria.
- Finally I’m working with some great colleagues from McGill University in Canada on an interdisciplinary paper about how we can trust historical weather observations rescued via citizen science projects.
Outreach and communication
I continue to co-host Einstein A Go Go twice a month, which I love.
I coordinate the social media presence for the international climate data rescue initiative Atmospheric Circulation Reconstructions over the Earth.
I am doing the occasional media interview on climate science and workshop on science communication.
I am a current Superstar of STEM. In this first year of the program we are receiving valuable training in how to be superstars!
Our dog Abi has just turned one, and can now shake AND roll over.
This Now page inspired by Derek Sivers‘.