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Sarah Perkins-Kirkpatrick

Chief Investigator on the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes; ARC Future Fellow, UNSW Sydney

Sarah’s work focuses on Australian climate extremes. Her work explores observed trends in droughts and heat waves and estimating the uncertainty associated with observations. Sarah is also working on determining the natural and human components of observed regional climate change in Australia, using both observed and climate model data. She will also investigate the combined affects of natural variability and increased greenhouse forcings on changes in climate extremes throughout the 21st Century.


  • 2017–present
    ARC Future fellow, UNSW
  • 2014–2017
    ARC DECRA fellow, UNSW
  • 2011–2014
    Postdoctoral fellow, UNSW
  • 2009–2011
    Climate Scientist, CSIRO


  • 2010 
    UNSW, PhD
  • 2005 
    Macquarie University, Bachelor of Science

Research Areas

  • Climate Change Processes (040104)
  • Climatology (Excl. Climate Change Processes) (040105)
  • Atmospheric Sciences (0401)