Clare Stephens

Research Associate
Internal Contractor

Clare is a post-doctoral researcher with the UNSW Water Research Centre. Her key interests are in hydrology and climate change, with a focus on ecohydrologic modelling and data analysis. She obtained her PhD from UNSW, researching the performance robustness of hydrologic models under climate change. Clare was selected as a Westpac Future Leaders scholar in 2016 and the Young Environmental Engineer of the Year (Engineers Australia) in 2015. Before starting her research career, Clare was a consulting engineer working on flood risk management and infrastructure design projects.

Journal articles
Stephens CM; Lall U; Johnson FM; Marshall LA, 2021, 'Landscape changes and their hydrologic effects: Interactions and feedbacks across scales', Earth-Science Reviews, vol. 212,
Johnson F; Higgins P; Stephens C, 2021, 'Climate change and hydrological risk in the Pacific: a Humanitarian Engineering perspective', JOURNAL OF WATER AND CLIMATE CHANGE, vol. 12, pp. 647 - 678,
Stephens CM; Marshall LA; Johnson FM; Lin L; Band LE; Ajami H, 2020, 'Is Past Variability a Suitable Proxy for Future Change? A Virtual Catchment Experiment', Water Resources Research, vol. 56,
Stephens CM; Marshall LA; Johnson FM, 2019, 'Investigating strategies to improve hydrologic model performance in a changing climate', Journal of Hydrology, vol. 579, pp. 124219 - 124219,
Stephens CM; McVicar TR; Johnson FM; Marshall LA, 2018, 'Revisiting Pan Evaporation Trends in Australia a Decade on', Geophysical Research Letters, vol. 45, pp. 11 - 172,
Stephens CM; Johnson FM; Marshall LA, 2018, 'Implications of future climate change for event-based hydrologic models', Advances in Water Resources, vol. 119, pp. 95 - 110,
Conference Papers
Jordan P; Nathan R; Weeks W; Waskiw P; Herron A; Cetin L; Rogencamp G; Stephens C; Russell C, 2015, 'Estimation of flood risk for linear transport infrastructure using continuous simulation modelling', in The Art and Science of Water - 36th Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium, HWRS 2015, pp. 1441 - 1448
  • 2015 Young Environmental Engineer of the Year (Engineers Australia)
  • 2016 Westpac Future Leaders Scholarship
  • 2019 National Council of Women NSW Australia Day Award
  • 2016/17 OzEWEX Summer Institute Scholarship – fully funded position for 6-week research program
  • 2018 Best Presentation by a Young Professional, Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium
  • 2018 Best Poster at UNSW School of Civil and Environmental Engineering Industry Engagement Day
  • 2011 Program Prize for highest GPA in graduating class, BE (Environmental)

Hydrologic modelling

Climate change impacts on water resources