Principal Research Scientist, Marine & Atmospheric Research, CSIRO

Kevin Hennessy is a Principal Research Scientist at CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research. He has been doing climate change research for over 20 years and is currently leading the Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability team. He was a co-author of the 2007 report on “Climate change in Australia”. Other recent research has assessed climate change impacts on fire, heatwaves, drought and snow. He was a Coordinating Lead Author of the “Australia and New Zealand” chapter of the 2007 IPCC assessment of “Climate change impacts, adaptation and vulnerability”.


  • 1987–present
    Principal Research Scientist, CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research


  • 2002 
    Central Queensland University, Australia, Post Grad Diploma in Science Communication
  • 1986 
    Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, B.Sc (Honours)

Research Areas

  • Climatology (Excl. Climate Change Processes) (040105)