Kathleen is the Senior Team Leader Climate Research, Climate & Atmospheric Science Branch, Science Division, NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment. She oversees a multidisciplinary team delivering complex and integrated climate science including climate projections and research on climate extremes and hazards. Research aims to improve our understanding of the past, present and future climate of NSW and the impacts of climate change on the State’s communities and environment. In her role, Kathleen further leads an Urban Heat and Green Cover research program, and chairs the Human Health & Social Impacts Node and Energy Efficiency Decision Making Node Steering Committees.