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Principal Research Scientist, CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere, CSIRO

Kevin Hennessy is a Principal Research Scientist at CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere. He has been doing climate change research for over 30 years and is currently leading the NESP Earth Systems and Climate Change Hub. He was a co-author of the 2007 and 2015 reports on “Climate change in Australia” and the 2011 and 2014 reports on "Climate change in the Pacific". Kevin was a Coordinating Lead Author of the “Australia and New Zealand” chapter of the 2007 IPCC assessment of “Climate change impacts, adaptation and vulnerability”. He also contributed to the 2010, 2012, 2014 and 2016 reports on "The State of the Climate" for Australia, and co-authored a brochure on Australia's changing climate.


  • 1987–present
    Principal Research Scientist, CSIRO Oceans and Atmopshere


  • 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)