Member Profile

Dr Annette Hirsch

Research Associate

Climate Change Research Centre
University of New South Wales (Sydney)

a.hirsch@unsw.edu.au

Biography

Annette received her PhD at the University of New South Wales in 2015, where she explored quantifying the sensitivity of land-atmosphere coupling over Australia. She then worked at the Land-Climate Dynamics group at ETH Zurich, Switzerland before returning to Australia. At the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes, Annette aims to determine how we can build resilience to extreme events in our cities by exploiting our existing knowledge of land-atmosphere interactions through conventional and emerging mitigation strategies such as green roofs and cool roofs. She intends to explore this using a high resolution regional climate model that includes urban processes. Annette would also like to investigate whether we can optimise city expansion for mitigating the impacts of heatwaves without compromising societal needs.