James is a climate researcher and data scientist with a focus on visualising climate change. As a Knowledge Broker for the MCCCRH and the ARC Centre of Excellence in Climate Extremes, James helps climate researchers make their work more available and useful to everyone.
Bringing a broad and unsual 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?, Explore Climdex and the collateral package. He's also a regular at hackathons and other data science events.
Before he joined CLEX and the MCCCRH, James submitted a thesis for his PhD with UNSW Sydney on the public health impacts of Australian heat extremes. He also holds a Master of Business (Science & Technology) and a Bachelor of Science (Advanced) (Climate Science) and also has some experience as a freelance animator.