Shannon started his PhD in February 2017. He aims to investigate new tools for the evaluation of abrupt climate change events predicted by existing models.
With a background in chemical and environmental engineering, he has worked in the water treatment industry in both an engineering and research capacity. He has also had experience in the pharmaceutical industry.
Shannon is working to incorporate his technical skills from this background into his new role in climate research.
THESIS: Evaluating isotope-enabled models — method investigation and application
Shannon's project aims to develop new tools in the evaluation of abrupt climate change events in pre-existing isotope-enabled models. By doing this, an enhanced understanding of these events will be obtained, providing insights in Australia's climate in a way that has not been previously possible.