Education

2006 PhD, University of Tasmania, Australia
1999 MA, University of Oxford, UK
1993 BA with First Class Honours, Physics, University of Oxford, UK

Employment

2015 - present Senior Research Fellow, University of Tasmania, Australia
2008 - 2015 Research Fellow, University of New South Wales, Australia
2007 - 2008 Earth Systems Modeller, CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research, Australia
2005 - 2007 Earth Systems Scientist, Tasmanian Partnership for Advanced Computing, Australia
2003 - 2005 Scientific Programmer, Tasmanian Partnership for Advanced Computing, Australia
1999 - 2000 Research Scientist, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, UK

Awards and scholarships

2008 CSIRO Medal for Research Achievement
2005 Best Technical Paper, APAC '05, for Roberts et al. (2005)
2003 Best Technical Paper, APAC '03, for Heil et al. (2003)
2001 Student Poster Award, HPC Asia 2001
2000 - 2004 International Postgraduate Research Scholarship, Australian Government
2000 - 2003 Top-Up Scholarship, Antarctic Co-Operative Research Centre
2000 - 2003 Tasmania Research Scholarship, University of Tasmania
1991 - 1993 Scholarship, University College, University of Oxford
1990 Silver Medal, British Physics Olympiad

Grants

Major grants

2016 - 2017 International Union for Quaternary Research – Palaeoclimate Commission International Focus Group 1608F – Southern Hemisphere Assessment of PalaeoEnvironments (SHAPE) – Lorrey, Phipps, Rojas and Chase € 14,000
2016 - 2017 National Computational Infrastructure – Merit Allocation Scheme Project m68 – Modelling of the interaction between Antarctica and the Southern Ocean – Galton-Fenzi, Marsland, Phipps, Roberts and King A$ 80,000
2016 National Computational Infrastructure – Australian National University Merit Allocation Scheme Project ma3 – An ensemble of simulations for Australasian palaeoclimate data-model assessments – Abram, Ackerley, Lewis, Phipps and Dommenget A$ 12,800
2015 National Computational Infrastructure – Australian National University Merit Allocation Scheme Project xf4 – Testing the drivers of Southern Annular Mode changes over the last millennium – Abram, Lewis and Phipps A$ 4,000
2014 - 2016 New Zealand Marsden Fund – Project GNS1302 – New Zealand's Stormy Past: Resolving changes in South Island precipitation under varying influence of tropical and polar forcing over the past 17,000 years – Levy, Dunbar, Vandergoes, Moy, Wilson, Fitzsimmons, Kaufman, Florindo, Phipps, Stone and Sood NZ$ 782,609
2014 University of New South Wales – Major Research Equipment & Infrastructure Initiative – Online disk based storage system – Evans, Pitman, Sherwood, England, Meissner, Kidston, McNeil, Alexander, Phipps, van Sebille, Spence, Sen Gupta, Abramowitz, Hart, Maharaj and Waterman A$ 170,689
2013 - 2015 International Union for Quaternary Research – Palaeoclimate Commission Project 1302 – Southern Hemisphere Assessment of PalaeoEnvironments (SHAPE) – Lorrey and Phipps € 8,000
2013 University of New South Wales – Major Research Equipment & Infrastructure Initiative – Computational server and associated data storage system for analysis of large climate model, satellite and in-situ observational datasets – Evans, Pitman, Sherwood, England, McCabe, Sharma, Meissner, Kidston, McNeil, Alexander, Phipps, van Sebille, Spence and Sen Gupta A$ 85,416
2012 - 2017 Australian Antarctic Division – Australian Antarctic Science Project 4075 – Aurora Basin North ice coring – Curran, Moy, Dahl-Jensen, Goodwin, Chappellaz, McConnell, Phipps, van Ommen, Vance and Nation A$ 3,423,120
2011 National Computational Infrastructure – Merit Allocation Scheme Project v97 – Drivers of mid-latitude multi-decadal climate variability during the late Holocene – Goodwin, Browning and Phipps A$ 9,600
2010 - 2013 Australian Research Council – Discovery Project DP1092945 – Untangling the links between El Niño and the changing global climate – McGregor, Woodroffe, Phipps, Timmermann, Tudhope, Brown, Fink and Fedorov A$ 350,000
2010 University of New South Wales – Major Research Equipment & Infrastructure Initiative – Computational server and associated data storage system for analysis of large climate model, satellite and in-situ observational datasets – Evans, Pitman, England, McCabe, Sherwood, Abramowitz, McNeil, Sen Gupta, Alexander and Phipps A$ 82,800
2009 - 2010 National Computational Infrastructure – Merit Allocation Scheme Project p79 – Magnitude, frequency, duration of monsoons under human forcing – Pitman, Casties, Cruz, Avila and Phipps A$ 81,012
2008 - 2011 National Computational Infrastructure – Merit Allocation Scheme Project n70 – Impacts of Background Climate Shifts on Modes of Variability and Rainfall Extremes – Santoso, Phipps and England A$ 78,655
2008 National Computational Infrastructure – Partner Share Project p10 – Constructing a Coupled Economic-Climate System Model – Harman and Phipps A$ 10,050
2007 - 2014 National Computational Infrastructure – Merit Allocation Scheme Project n33 – Understanding the drivers of Australian climate variability and change – Phipps, Pitman, Krause, Lippmann, Schuster, Devriendt, Stevenson, McGregor, Woodroffe, Browning, Schofield, Lenton, Santoso and Titova A$ 242,124
2007 - 2008 National Computational Infrastructure – Partner Share Project n28 – Simulating the Climate of the Last Glacial Cycle – Phipps, Roberts, Budd and van Ommen A$ 37,920
2006 - 2010 National Computational Infrastructure – Merit Allocation Scheme Project k68 – The Southern Ocean and Sea Ice Response to Climate Variability and Change – Marsland, Heil, Larson, Bi, Hibler, Phipps, Roberts, Allison, Bindoff, Lieser, Fiedler, O'Farrell, Tornow, Petrelli, Stevens and Galton-Fenzi A$ 415,900
2005 National Computational Infrastructure – Partner Share Project h93 – Future and Current Climate Scenarios for the Tasmanian Region – Bindoff, Phipps, Roberts, Pook, Kelareva and McIntosh A$ 13,000
2004 - 2007 iVEC – Project ivec0042 – Simulating the Climate of the Last Glacial Cycle – Phipps, Roberts, Budd and van Ommen A$ 337,519
2004 - 2005 National Computational Infrastructure – Partner Share Project h45 – Future and Current Climate Scenarios for the Tasmanian Region – Bindoff, Phipps, Roberts, Pook, Kelareva and McIntosh A$ 52,000
2004 - 2005 National Computational Infrastructure – Merit Allocation Scheme Project g11 – Simulating the Southern Ocean With an Active Sea-ice Model – Bindoff, Middleton, Phipps, Roberts, Meijers, Murray, Heil, Petrelli, Midgley and Brassington A$ 634,400
2003 - 2011 National Computational Infrastructure – Merit Allocation Scheme Project f27 – Investigation of Antarctic Sea Ice with a High-Resolution Coupled Ice-Ocean Model – Heil, Bi, Phipps, Roberts, Bindoff, Lieser, Marsland, Allison, Larson, Hibler and Roberts A$ 234,293
2002 - 2005 National Computational Infrastructure – Merit Allocation Scheme Project e56 – Simulating the Climate of the Last Glacial Cycle – Budd, Phipps, Wu and van Ommen A$ 483,422
2001 - 2007 National Computational Infrastructure – Partner Share Project e00 – Simulating the Climate of the Last Glacial Cycle – Phipps, Roberts, Budd and van Ommen A$ 336,480

Minor grants

2017 Australian Academy of Science Elizabeth and Frederick White Research Conference A$ 10,000
2016 University of Tasmania Research Enhancement Grants Scheme A$ 14,914
2015 UNSW Strategic Priority Funds A$ 2,900
2014 UNSW Faculty of Science Visiting Research Fellowship A$ 3,500
2010 ARC Research Network for Earth System Science: Travel Grant A$ 1,000
2008 ARC Research Network for Earth System Science: Travel Grant A$ 3,000
2005 Antarctic Climate & Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre: Earth Systems Modelling Travel Fellowship A$ 5,000
2004 Trans-Antarctic Association: Travel Grant GB£ 1,100
1999 Trans-Antarctic Association: Travel Grant GB£ 838

Teaching

Undergraduate teaching

2017 Ocean University of China-University of Tasmania Joint Teaching Program
2014 Professional and Community Engagement Program, Macquarie University
2013 - 2015 CLIM1001: Introduction to Climate Change, University of New South Wales
2012 - 2015 CLIM3001: Climate Systems Science, University of New South Wales
2010 - 2015 CLIM2001/PHYS2801: Fundamentals of Atmospheric Science, University of New South Wales
2009 - 2013 SCIE103: Climate Change, University of Wollongong (guest lectures)
2009 - 2011 MSCI3501: Fundamentals of Climate Change, University of New South Wales
2001 - 2004 KYA102: Physics 1B, University of Tasmania

Graduate teaching

2015 SHAPE (Southern Hemisphere Assessment of PalaeoEnvironments) Training Workshop, University of New South Wales
2013 ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science Winter School, University of New South Wales
2009 ARCNESS Winter School on "Earth System Modelling: Methods and Applications", University of New South Wales
2006 CSIRO Mk3L climate system model workshop, University of New South Wales

Student supervision

2015 - present Pearse Buchanan (PhD, University of Tasmania)
2015 - present Doreen Warjri (PhD, University of Tasmania)
2015 - present Helen Millman (PhD, University of New South Wales)
2015 Daisy Ambach (Summer research intern, University of New South Wales)
2012 Tanya Lippmann (Honours, University of New South Wales)
2011 - present Laurent Devriendt (PhD, University of Wollongong)
2010 Harrison Schofield (Research intern, University of Wollongong)
2009 - 2015 Stuart Browning (PhD, Macquarie University)

Professional service

Organisational leadership

2016 - present Co-coordinator, PAGES 2k Working Group
2016 - 2017 National Science Week Tasmanian Coordinating Committee
2015 - present Committee, Hobart Centre, AMOS
2015 - 2017 Steering committee, PAGES Aus2k Working Group
2015 - 2016 Committee, Australasian Quaternary Association
2013 - present Co-lead, SHAPE (Southern Hemisphere Assessment of PalaeoEnvironments)
2013 - 2015 Co-lead, PAGES Aus2k Working Group
2012 - 2015 Committee, New South Wales Centre, AMOS
2011 Australian co-delegate, INQUA International Council meeting, Bern, Switzerland
2010 - 2015 Treasurer, Australasian Quaternary Association
2010 - 2013 Steering committee, PAGES Aus2k Working Group
2010 - 2012 Chair, New South Wales Centre, AMOS
2010 - 2012 National Committee for Quaternary Research, Australian Academy of Science
2010 - 2012 National Council, AMOS
2009 - present AMOS representative to Science & Technology Australia
2009 - 2010 Treasurer, Sydney Centre, AMOS
2008 - present Corresponding member, INQUA Palaeoclimate Commission

Academic administration

2015 Postgraduate review committees, Climate Change Research Centre, University of New South Wales
2012 - 2015 Seminar convener, Climate Change Research Centre, University of New South Wales
2004 - 2007 Antarctic Climate & Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre: Computing Committee
2002 - 2003 Institute of Antarctic and Southern Ocean Studies, University of Tasmania: Postgraduate representative

Editorships

2015 - present Co-ordinating guest editor, Southern Hemisphere Assessment of PalaeoEnvironments (SHAPE) special issue, Climate of the Past
2015 - present Guest editor, Southern Hemisphere Assessment of PalaeoEnvironments (SHAPE) special issue, Journal of Quaternary Science
2015 - present Guest editor, Southern Hemisphere Assessment of PalaeoEnvironments (SHAPE) special issue, Quaternary International
2013 - 2014 Co-ordinating guest editor, Proceedings of the PAGES 2nd Young Scientists Meeting, Climate of the Past
2011 - present Co-ordinator, Special issue of Geoscientific Model Development on CSIRO Mk3L climate system model
2009 - 2010 Guest editor, Proceedings of the PAGES 1st Young Scientists Meeting, IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science

Media and public outreach

Mar 2016 Invited panel member: Q&A on "Future Perspectives", IPICS 2016, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Oct 2015 ABC TV Tasmania: interview on launch of Antarctic Gateway Partnership
Mar 2015 "The Wire", national current affairs program broadcast on community radio: interview on 400ppm CO2 threshold
May 2014 2SER-FM (Sydney): interview on Southern Annular Mode reconstruction
Nov 2013 Invited participant, public round table discussion on "Science and society facing climate change: do we understand each other?", Science Week, Madrid, Spain
May 2013 The Conversation: article on new estimates of climate sensitivity
Apr 2013 "The Wire", national current affairs program broadcast on community radio: interview on PAGES 2k Consortium paper
Apr 2013 ABC Radio Australia: interview on PAGES 2k Consortium paper
Apr 2013 ABC Science website: interview on PAGES 2k Consortium paper
May 2012 Australian Science Media Centre: briefing on 1000-year Australasian temperature reconstruction
May 2012 ABC Radio National: interview on 1000-year Australasian temperature reconstruction
Sep 2011 Talk on career opportunities at Dive In! event, University of Sydney
Jan 2011 WIN TV Illawarra: interview on El Niño workshop
Oct 2010 ABC Radio Perth: interview on UK-Australia Frontiers of Science Meeting
Sep 2002 WIN TV Tasmania: interview on conservation of Tasmanian caves

Conference and workshop organisation

Journal reviews

Other reviews

Memberships

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