Associate Professor Melissa Hart
Director Researcher Development Program ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes
Field of Research: 
Urban Climate
Contact details:
+ 61 2 9385 6263

Melissa Hart has used her role as Graduate Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science to develop a national, cross-institutional graduate program which has reimagined the traditional Australian PhD. With a vital combination of breadth, depth, support, and collaboration, the program has provided over 120 PhD students with the skills, knowledge, and experience fundamental to developing world leading climate science researchers. Melissa’s research looks at the impact of cities on climate and climate on cities, and the meteorological controls on air pollution. Melissa is a strong advocate for gender equity in science and is the chair of the Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society’s equity and diversity committee, and a proud participant of the 2018 Homeward Bound Women in STEMM leadership initiative.

Melissa is also a quanlified Mental Heath First Aid Officer in the School of BEES. Please contact her if you have any questions or concerns about the mental health of yourself or another, or need advice on resources.