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Dr Ben Henley

Associate Investigator

School of Earth Sciences
University of Melbourne
+61 3 8344 7997


Dr Henley is a Research Fellow in the School of Earth Sciences at the University of Melbourne and a Lecturer at Monash University. He is working on the VicDRIP project with industry partners Melbourne Water, the Victorian Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning and the Bureau of Meteorology. He is investigating decadal climate variations, drought risk and hydrological impacts using multi-proxy palaeoclimate records, observed data and climate model simulations. Dr Henley received his PhD in hydrology and climate variability from the University of Newcastle (Australia) in 2012. He has worked in academia and industry investigating hydro-climatic variability and water resource system performance, including hydrological modelling underpinning regional water planning. Dr Henley’s research includes: decadal climate variability and change, the climate of the past, future climates at 1.5 and 2 degrees of warming, the evaluation of large-scale climate circulation modes in climate models, hydrological modelling for water supply planning and the impacts and palaeoclimate context of anthropogenic climate change.