Associate Professor Lisa Alexander
Field of Research: 
Climate variability and extremes, climate observations
Contact details:
+61 2 9385 8954

Room 471
Mathews Building (F23)
UNSW, Kensington 2052

Changes in the frequency and/or severity of extreme climate events have the potential to have profound societal and ecological impacts. Lisa's work primarily focuses on improving our understanding of observed changes in these events using multiple research tools ranging from station observations to climate model output. Much of her work has been focussed on the creation of high quality global datasets and comparison with state of the art climate models.

See also:




Markus Donat

Sarah Perkins

Kirien Whan

Research Assistants

Tanya Lippmann


Research Students


Agata Imielska (PhD candidate)

Andrew King (PhD candidate)

Andrea Dittus (PhD candidate; Melbourne University)

Acacia Pepler (PhD candidate)

James Goldie (Honours candidate)


Tanya Lippmann (Honours) – Natural and anthropogenic drivers of Australian temperature extremes simulated over the last millennium

Martha Vogel (Bachelor thesis/ETH Switzerland) – Uncertainties in estimating Australia's coldest, warmest and wettest extremes



CLIM3001 Climate Systems Science (Course Convenor)

CLIM1001 Introduction to Climate Change (Guest Lecturer)