Curious Climate
Curious Climate

Our Team

Curious Climate Tasmania was led by Professor Gretta Pecl and Dr Jocelyn Nettlefold with supporting team members from partner organisations around Tasmania

Meet the rest of our team

Jess Melbourne-Thomas
CSIRO Oceans & Atmosphere, Centre for Marine Socioecology
Research Areas:
Marine socio-ecological systems; climate change; ecosystem modelling; knowledge exchange & knowledge co-production; transdisciplinary research
Why I do what I do:
I’m concerned about the future of our oceans and our planet, and I care that my kids and future generations can live in healthy, natural environments.
Silvana Bettiol
University of Tasmania, School of Medicine
Research Areas:
Research and evaluation of public and community health that is grounded in a broader social, economic and environmental context. Research interests in complex systems methods and ecological approaches to health, equity and the environment. Current research focused on sustainable healthcare practices.
Why I do what I do:
In public health we recognise that health status of people is impacted by the social, political, economic and environmental determinants of health. Australia is vulnerable to the impacts of climate change and by addressing both the causes and impacts of climate change we can bring health improvements, increased action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and realise health co-benefits and build resilient and safe communities that are adapting to the public health impacts of climate change
Emily Ogier
Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, University of Tasmania, and the Centre for Marine Socioecology
Research Areas:
Social and economic dimensions of fishing and aquaculture industries, communities and institutions; Marine governance; Science-policy
Why I do what I do:
I’m interested in how coastal and marine communities, industries and institutions relate to and change with the marine environment.
Paul Fox-Hughes
Bureau of Meteorology
Research Areas:
Paul Fox-Hughes is seconded into Research and Development Branch, from the Bureau's Tasmanian Regional Office, working on a number of largely fire-related projects. His primary responsibility is as Science Lead on the externally-funded Fire Predictive Services project. New South Wales Rural Fire Service and the Australasian Fire and Emergency Service Council have contracted the Bureau to evaluate the performance of fire spread simulators in Australia. The Fire Predictive Services team are validating the performance of the several simulators and versions of simulators against a set of case studies from around Australia for which there is adequate fire behaviour data available. Paul is also involved in the Bureau Regional Reanalysis, particularly liaising with potential collaborators in funding and applying the reanalysis.
Why I do what I do:
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