I am a Professor at the Climate Change Research Centre at the University of New South Wales. My research involves general issues of water cycle processes over land, and how we can change them, largely through changes in land use and changes in climate. I focus at the regional (or watershed) scale and study processes including river flow, evaporation/transpiration, water vapour transport and precipitation.
The main tools of my research are models including regional climate models, land surface and hydrology models. Of course modelling needs to be informed by data and along with in-situ data, I use satellite data and analysis of stable isotopes of water.
I am associate editor of the Journal of Climate.
I am a member of the Faculty of Science Research Management Committee at UNSW
2021 Elected Fellow of the Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand
2021 Elected Fellow of the Royal Society of New South Wales
2017 Priestley Medal. Australian Meteorology and Oceanography (AMOS) mid-career award.
2017 Green Globe Sustainability Champion Award Finalist
2015 Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand President’s mid-career plenary lecture.
2013 Awarded a visiting fellowship for senior international scientists by the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
2012 Australian Research Council Future Fellowship
2008 Australian Agricultural Industries Young Innovators and Scientists Award given by the Australian federal department of by the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry
2007 Australian Research Council Australian Research Fellowship