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Research Scientist, Australian Bureau of Meteorology

Dr Claire Spillman holds a PhD in Environmental Engineering and joint BEng/BSc degrees in Environmental Engineering (Hons) and Chemistry. Her postgraduate work investigated impacts of estuarine circulation and oceanic inputs on aquaculture production using high resolution hydrodynamic-ecological modelling.

Dr Spillman is a research scientist at the Bureau of Meteorology, Australia. Her current research is primarily focused on dynamical seasonal forecasting in marine applications, particularly for coral reef and fisheries management. Applications includes predictions for Great Barrier Reef coral bleaching risk, Australian commercial fisheries and aquaculture on multiweek to seasonal 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. Dr Claire Spillman 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.


  • 2005–present
    Research scientist, Bureau of Meteorology


  • 2008 
    University of Western Australia, PhD (Environmental Engineering)
  • 2000 
    University of Western Australia, BSc(Chem) / BE (Env,Hons)