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Research Fellow, Monash University

Tess's expertise lies in the science of weather producing systems, with a particular focus on heat waves and drought, through the examination of the large-scale atmospheric conditions and processes underlying extreme weather. She is interested in compound weather events, which occur when extreme weather affects more than one area at the same time, or impacts the same location in quick succession. Her research includes the connections between extreme weather and tropical-extratropical or stratosphere-troposphere interactions.


  • 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