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Associate Professor, School of Earth, Atmosphere and Environment, Monash University

Dr Gallant is an Associate Professor in the School of Earth, Atmosphere and Environment at Monash University.

Dr Gallant's research focuses on drought, and precipitation variability and precipitation extremes. This includes characterising variability and trends in characteristics of drought, extreme precipitation, and extreme heat using observations and climate models. Her work has also included palaeoclimate investigations to place recent droughts in a longer-term context.

Dr Gallant is a Chief Investigator for the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes; the upcoming Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the Weather of the 21st Century; and the Monash Node Lead of the National Environmental Science Program Climate Systems Hub. She is also the Deputy Director of the Monash Climate Change Communication Research Hub.

Dr Gallant is also a passionate science educator, teaching courses on climate change and hydroclimate and hydrology. Her passion for science education extends beyond the classroom and she regularly interacts with media as a science communicator. She is a regular on Melbourne's 3RRR Science Show Einstein-A-Go-Go and on 774 ABC Melbourne.


  • 2013–present
    Lecturer, School of Geography & Environmental Science, Monash University
  • 2008–2012
    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Melbourne
  • 2011–2012
    Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Washington


  • 2009 
    Monash University, PhD
  • 2004 
    Monash University, BSc (Hons)

Research Areas

  • Climatology (Excl. Climate Change Processes) (040105)
  • Atmospheric Sciences (0401)
  • Palaeoclimatology (040605)