James is a climate researcher and data scientist with a focus on visualising climate change. As a Knowledge Broker for the Monash Climate Change Communication Research Hub and CLEX, James advises communication specialists on climate science issues, helps climate scientists find communication and collaboration opportunities, and builds tools for managing climate data and visualising climate change.
Bringing a broad and unusual mix of research, communication and data skills to his role, James has a particular passion for data visualisation and loves finding novel way to show changes in the Earth system. Some of his recent projects include Is It Hot Right Now? and the collateral package.
Before he joined CLEX and the MCCCRH, James completed a PhD with UNSW Sydney on the public health impacts of Australian heat extremes. His research interest lies in how we identify dangerously hot days, the health impacts of dangerous heat and how those impacts will change in the future.