[Photo of Matthew] Professor Matthew England
Climate Change Research Centre (CCRC)
Faculty of Science
The University of New South Wales
Sydney NSW 2052 Australia



Postdoctoral Research Fellows:

  • Dr. Veronique Lago (2017 - )
    Impact of increasing glacial meltwater fluxes on Southern Ocean circulation and climate

  • Dr. Ryan Holmes (2016 - )
    Mechanisms regulating interannual - decadal Pacific Ocean climate variability

  • Dr. Jules Kajtar (2014 - 2016)
    Pacific and Indian Ocean climate interactions over interannual - decadal time-scales
    Now at the University of Exeter

  • Dr. Julien Boucharel (2014 - 2016)
    ENSO processes and dynamics, tropical cyclones
    Now at the University of Hawaii

  • Dr. Laurie Menviel (2012 - )
    Global ocean carbon cycle and paleoclimate
    Awarded ARC DECRA for 2015-2018

  • Dr. Leela Frankcombe (2012 - )
    Intrinsic and forced ocean and climate variability
    Awarded ARC DECRA for 2017-2020

  • Dr. Paul Spence (2009 - )
    High resolution ocean modelling, the ocean's thermohaline ciculation, and Southern Ocean dynamics
    Awarded ARC DECRA for 2015-2018

  • Dr. Agus Santoso (2006 -)
    Pacific-Indian Ocean climate variability and change. ENSO dynamics and teleconnections to regional climate. Indian Ocean heat content and links to climate variability

  • Dr. Chris Aiken (2011 - 2015)
    Optimal forcing of ocean and climate variability, linear inverse models of ENSO

  • Dr. Erik Van Sebille (2011 - 2012)
    Analysis of numerical Lagrangian trajectories for global ocean pathway analysis
    Awarded ARC DECRA for 2013-2015; Now at Utrecht University

  • Dr. Shayne McGregor (2010 - 2012)
    Pacific Ocean circulation and dynamics, ENSO onset and termination, regional sealevel rise
    Awarded ARC DECRA for 2013-2015; Now at Monash University

  • Dr. Andrea Taschetto (2006 - )
    Regional coupled ocean-atmosphere variability and rainfall
    Now an ARC Australian Research Council Future Fellow

  • Dr. Willem Sijp (2005 - 2009)
    Global ocean thermohaline circulation
    Now an ARC Australian Research Fellow

  • Dr. Jan Zika (2011 - 2012)
    The global ocean thermohaline circulation in T-S coordinates
    Now at School of Mathematics, University of New South Wales

  • Dr. Marc Dorgeville (2009 - 2011)
    Processes affecting ocean-atmosphere-carbon feedbacks during the LGM and other past climate states
    Now at University of Toronto, Canada

  • Dr. Laura Ciasto (2008 - 2012)
    Coupled ocean-atmosphere variability in the Southern Hemisphere
    Now at University of Bergen, Norway

  • Dr. Caroline Ummenhofer (2008 - 2012)
    Regional Southern Hemisphere climate dynamics, rainfall predictability and extremes
    Now at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

  • Dr. Olivier Arzel (2006 - 2010)
    Southern Ocean thermohaline circulation - stability and change
    Now at: Laboratoire de Physique des Oceans, Universite Bretagne Occidentale

  • Dr. Julien Le Sommer (2006 - 2007)
    Diagnosing water-mass transformation rates in the Southern Ocean
    Now at: Laboratoire des Ecoulements geophysiques et industriels, Grenoble, France

  • Dr. Frank Drost (2006 - 2008)
    Modes of Southern Hemisphere atmospheric variability
    Now at: Melbourne University

  • Alex Sen Gupta (2006 - 2007)
    Global ocean ventilation and Southern Hemisphere climate variability using observations, oceanic, atmospheric and coupled climate models.
    Now at: Climate Change Research Centre (CCRC), University of New South Wales

  • Dr. Lixin Qi (2006)
    Tropical and Extratropical cyclones
    Now at: Bureau of Meteorology, Melbourne

  • Dr. Chris Aiken (2003 - 2005)
    Variability and stability in Southern Ocean circulation and sea-ice
    Now at: Climate Change Research Centre (CCRC), University of New South Wales

  • Dr. Ben McNeil (2003 - 2006)
    Anthropogenic CO2 uptake in the Southern Ocean
    Now at: Climate Change Research Centre (CCRC), University of New South Wales

  • Dr. Fei Huang (2002 - 2004)
    North Pacific atmospheric blocking; Indonesian Throughflow variability
    Now at: Ocean University of China, Qingdao, China

  • Dr. Peter Oke (2001 - 2002)
    Midlatitude variability in the Southern Ocean and its role in Australian climate
    Now at: CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research, Hobart, Tasmania

  • Dr. Elena Goloubeva (1999 - 2000)
    Global-scale ocean simulations in z-coordinate and sigma-coordinate models
    Now at: Institute for Computational Mathematics and Mathematical Geophysics, Russia

    PhD students:

  • Yiling Liu (2016 - ; lead supervisor: Markus Donat)
    Decadal predictability of climate and climate extremes

  • Earl Duran (2016 - ; co-supervisor: Paul Spence)
    Mechanisms and projections of Antarctic Bottom Water warming trends

  • David Webb (2015 - ; co-supervisors: Paul Spence and Ryan Holmes)
    Antarctic coastal-trapped Kelvin Waves and impacts on climate

  • Kaitlin Alexander (2014 - ; joint supervisors: Katrin Meissner and Ben Galton-Fenzi)
    Ocean-ice-shelf interactions around Antarctica

  • Ariaan Purich (2014 - )
    High-latitude coupled climate variability and projected change

  • Yuehua Li (2014 - ; primary supervisor: Trevor J. McDougall)
    The horizontal residual mean circulation in ocean models

  • Yue Li (2014 - ; primary supervisor: Alex Sen Gupta)
    Coupled ocean-atmosphere processes in the maritime continent

  • Chris Bull (Submitted 2017; joint supervisors: Erik van Sebille and Andrew Kiss)
    Circulation, dynamics and variability in the Leeuwin Current system

  • Esteban Abellan (Awarded 2017; lead supervisor: Shayne McGregor)
    Evolution and termination of ENSO events

  • Alice Barthel (Awarded 2017; lead supervisors: Stephanie Waterman and Andy Hogg)
    Southern Ocean eddy mixing: the effects of jet-topography interactions

  • Nicola Maher (Awarded 2016)
    Natural drivers of interannual to decadal variations in surface climate

  • David Hutchinson (Awarded 2015)
    Interhemispheric asymmetry of global warming: the role of ocean dynamics

  • Tim Cowan (Awarded 2015; primary supervisor: Wenju Cai)
    The impact of anthropogenic aerosols on the large-scale atmosphere and ocean circulation patterns

  • Nina Ridder (Awarded 2014)
    Sensitivity of ocean circulation and marine biogeochemical processes to variations in surface wind stress and diapycnal mixing in the surface ocean

  • Graham Simpkins (Awarded 2014)
    High-Latitude Southern Hemisphere Climate Variability, Trends, and Tropical Forcing

  • Michael Bates (Awarded 2012; joint supervisor Stephen M. Griffies)
    A dynamic, embedded Lagrangian model for ocean climate models.

  • Alejandro Silva Brito (Awarded 2012)
    El Niño and El Niño Modoki impacts on South American rainfall

  • Jessica Trevena (Awarded 2011)
    Southern Hemisphere thermohaline circulation stability and effect on global climate: results from coupled modelling

  • Khalia Hill (Awarded 2010)
    Modulation of Southern Hemisphere Climate via Large-Scale Modes and their Teleconnections

  • Jan Zika (Awarded 2010; primary supervisors: Trevor McDougall and Bernadette Sloyan)
    Quantifying Ocean Mixing from Hydrographic Data.

  • Caroline Ummenhofer (Awarded 2008)
    Southern Hemisphere regional precipitation and climate variability: Extremes, trends, and prediction.

  • Alex Sen Gupta (Awarded 2006)
    Global ocean ventilation and Southern Hemisphere climate variability using observations, oceanic, atmospheric and coupled climate models.

  • Agus Santoso (Awarded 2006)
    Evolution of climate anomalies and variability of Southern Ocean water masses on interannual to centennial time scales.

  • Willem Sijp (Awarded 2006)
    The effect of the Drake Passage and subgrid-scale eddy parametrization on the global thermohaline circulation

  • Jaclyn Brown (Awarded 2005; primary supervisor: J. Stuart Godfrey)
    The Kinematics and Dynamics of Cross-Hemispheric Flow in the Central and Eastern Equatorial Pacific.

    Honours students:

  • James Luffman (2007)
    Regional climate response to late twentieth century warming over the Indian Ocean (Hons I)

  • Tina Donaldson (2006)
    Mechanisms controlling the late twentieth century cooling and freshening of Antarctic Intermediate Water (Hons I)

  • Khalia Hill (2005)
    Observational and Model Analysis of Interannual Rainfall Extremes and Air Flow over Tasmania (Hons I)

  • Michael Bates (2004)
    The effect of enhanced Antarctic meltwater on global ocean circulation and climate (Hons I)

  • Stephanie Dupre (2004)
    Latitude shifts in Southern Ocean westerly winds and their impact on past and present climate (Hons I)

  • Liz Smith (2003)
    A box-model study of the global thermohaline circulation (Hons I)

  • Caroline Ummenhofer (2003)
    Interannual rainfall extremes over southwest Australia linked to South Indian Ocean variability (Hons I)

  • Danielle Williams (2002)
    Variations in the size composition and occurrence of yellowfin tuna (thunnus albacares) in eastern Australian waters (Hons I)

  • Sophie Bestley (2001)
    Oceanic transport of Southern Rock Lobster (Jasus edwardsii) larvae (University Medal)

  • Stephanie Moore (2000)
    Jervis Bay circulation and its role in determining phytoplankton community structure (Hons I)

  • Doug Hazell (2000)
    Prediction of the fate of radioactive material in the South Pacific Ocean using a global eddy-resolving model (Hons I)

  • A. Santoso (1999)
    Circulation in Jervis Bay driven by atmospheric cooling (Hons II/1)

  • J. Brown (1999)
    A study of El-Nino/Southern Oscillation and its dynamical relationship to westerly wind bursts and the Madden Julian Oscillation (University Medal)

  • L. Xerri (1998)
    Southern Ocean climate variability in a coupled ocean-atmosphere model (Hons II/1)

  • S. Howe (1997)
    Stability and variability of deep circulation in the Antarctic region (Hons I)