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Postdoctoral research associate, University of Oxford

Tess's work focuses on extreme weather, in particular heat waves in Australia and drought in the United Kingdm. Her work explores the dynamics of the large-scale flow during these extreme events. Current work includes an investigation of the sources of error in the short-term prediction of droughts in the UK, on sub-seasonal to seasonal timescales.


  • 2015–present
    Postdoctoral research associate, Department of Physics, University of Oxford


  • 2015 
    Monash University, PhD
  • 2009 
    University of Melbourne, BSc (Hons)


  • 2014
    The structure and evolution of heat waves in Southestern Australia, Journal of Climate
  • 2014
    Modes of variability and heat waves in Victoria, Southeastern Australia, Geophysical Research Letters
  • 2013
    The influence of tropical cyclones on heat waves in Southeastern Australia, Geophysical Research Letters
  • 2013
    Trapped mountain waves during a light aircraft accident, Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Journal