I am a climate change and renewable energy researcher based in Sandy Bay, Hobart, Tasmania.

I completed a PhD in climate science at the University of Tasmania in 2006. I subsequently worked at CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research and the University of New South Wales, Sydney, before returning to Tasmania in 2015 to take up a position at the University of Tasmania Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies.

Determined to broaden my research activities to include climate solutions, I left the University of Tasmania in 2020 and founded Ikigai Research, an independent, non-profit research partnership. I now work on climate change, sea level rise and renewable energy.

I have extensive governance experience in the non-profit and charity sectors. I am currently President of the Australia-Japan Society of Tasmania, Vice-President of the Tasmanian Branch of the Australian Institute of International Affairs and Secretary of the Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society. I also sit on the Tasmanian Divisional Advisory Board of Australian Red Cross and the Hobart-Yaizu Sister City Committee of the City of Hobart. I have an enormous passion for Tasmania and I am proud to be part of the Tasmanian Leaders Network.

For further information, you can find my full personal website here.

I would now like to apply my expertise to turning Hobart into a sustainable and resilient city that is an even better place to live.

Image credit: Mid March 2005 – Late afternoon Panorama of Hobart from Mt Wellington, Tasmania, Australia by aussiejeff, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons