Yawen did her PhD in Environmental Hydrology and Water Resources Group at The University of Melbourne. Her PhD research aimed to develop a trend-aware forecast post-processing method to embed the historical trends into sub-seasonal to seasonal climate forecasts while making the forecasts bias-free, skilful, and reliable. Yawen joined CLEX in 2021, working as a research fellow at The University of Melbourne. Her current research focuses on developing new model weighting techniques to optimise the projections of climate extremes.