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Dr David Jones has a PhD in Meteorology/Climate, A BSc majoring in meteorology, chemisty and mathematics, and a Graduate Diploma in Weather Forecasting.

David Jones received his PhD from the School of Earth Science at Melbourne University. His research has covered numerous aspects of climate including seasonal prediction, spatial analysis, climate change monitoring and climate change detection.

Dr David Jones is Manager of Climate Monitoring and Prediction at the Australian Bureau of Meteorology. This area is responsible for monitoring Australian climate variability and change, and the prediction of Australian climate on intraseasonal (a few weeks) to interannual timescales.

The Bureau presently operates under the authority of the Meteorology Act 1955, which requires it to report on the state of the atmosphere and oceans in support of Australia's social, economic, cultural and environmental goals. David Jones does not consult to, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organisation that would benefit from this article, and has no relevant affiliations.


  • 2002–present
    Manager of Climate Monitoring and Prediction, Bureau of Meteorology


  • 1995 
    University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, PhD


Public Service Australia Day Award