New Fellows 2019

Dr Helen Cleugh

Helen Cleugh

Dr Helen Cleugh FTSE

Atmospheric scientist

Director, Climate Science Centre, CSIRO (ACT)

Dr Helen Cleugh is an atmospheric scientist with almost 30 years’ experience combining research discovery, delivery and leadership. She completed her PhD at the University of British Columbia in Canada, and moved to Australia to take up a role as lecturer at Macquarie University in Sydney in 1987, before moving to CSIRO in 1994.

Her research expertise lies in quantifying the interactions between the land surface and the atmosphere, and their effects on weather, climate and hydrology; and water-use and carbon uptake. This research has provided data, information and knowledge for decision and policy-makers in government; resource managers; urban planners; and the agriculture sector.

Dr Cleugh is currently the Director of CSIRO’s Climate Science Centre. The Climate Science Centre brings together the core of CSIRO’s capability in modelling and observing the atmosphere, ocean and climate. The Centre collaborates closely with national and international research partners to deliver knowledge and information products and services to a broad community of research and end-users.