I performed my PhD jointly at the School of Environmental Sciences at Auckland University and the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research at Lauder, Central Otago, New Zealand looking at the vertical distribution of BrO, conducting and inverting spectroscopic measurements made at both Lauder and Arrival Heights, Antarctica.
I then spent two years in Boulder, Colorado as a CIRES visiting fellow working at the NOAA Chemical Sciences Division looking at spectroscopy of clouds, aerosols, sulfur, nitrogen and ozone trends.
Between 2006 and 2011 I worked at the Alfred Wegener Institute in Potsdam as a Humboldt visiting fellow looking at Polar ozone loss kinetics and then a Marie Curie International Incoming Fellow looking at tropical tropopause layer transport of chemical species to the stratosphere.
Since June 2011 I have been working at the School of Earth Sciences as part of the Climate and Weather Sciences Group at the University of Melbourne. From March 2014 I took up a lecturer for Climate System Science position and have been a senior lecturer since September 2016. My current research interests are:
- Spectroscopic observations of trace gas species
- Radiative transfer modelling
- Stratospheric ozone loss kinetics
- Tropical tropopause layer processes driving stratospheric composition
- Microphysical modelling
- Coupled chemistry-climate modelling
- Urban air quality and health
I have been involved in the atmospheric chemistry observations and modelling from various platforms and scales, from ships: such as the Aurora Australis (SIPEX II Atmospheric and Surface Chemistry experiment: http://seaice.acecrc.org.au/sipex2012/science-projects/sipex-2-auxillary-projects/atmospheric-and-surface-chemistry/) and the RV Investigator (Cold water sea-trials and Reef to Rainforest campaign determining the climate impact of aerosol p