My PhD is in Meteorology (which includes climate).
I am a Visiting Fellow in the School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences, University of Technology Sydney, Australia.
First as an operational meteorologist with the Bureau of Meteorology I developed experience in extremes of weather and climate and followed that on with research that spanned and linked the techniques of numerical weather prediction and traditional synoptic meteorology to provide new insights, for example, into severe storms, tornadoes, East Coast Coast Lows and southerly busters.
Over the last 30 years my research has expanded into the extremes relating to climate change and variability.
This research is wide ranging from meteorological aspects of dust storms, heavy rainfall, floods and attribution of climate drivers.
I have a long history of outreach to the community through comments in the media about meteorological aspects of extreme events and climate change and more recently in The Conversation.