Dr Shayne McGregor
I am currently an Associate Professor (Climate) at Monash University in the School of Earth, Atmosphere and Environment. My research straddles the boundary of theory, observations and modelling and seeks to understand climate variability and change, with a primary focus on the Australasian region. To date, my research has focused on:
I carried out my Master's and PhD degree's at Macquarie University under the guidance of Dr Neil Holbrook (now UTas) and Dr Scott Power (Bureau of Meteorology). During this time my research focused on Pacific Ocean decadal variability, which started my fascination with the El Nino-Southern Oscillation (ENSO).
From here, I moved on the University of Hawaii to do a Postdoctoral Fellowship with Prof Axel Timmerman. During this fellowship my research focus broadened considerably and I looked at Paleoclimate reconstructions, the impact of volcanic forcing on ENSO, regional patterns of sea level rise. I also began looking at the termination of ENSO events.
I then moved onto my second Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of New South Wales with Prof Matthew England. While at UNSW, I continued my research on the termination of ENSO events, the project that ultimately led to my successful ARC DECRA Fellowship application. I also continued my Paleo climate and sea level work, and broadened my research to include inter basin interactions, the current hiatus in global surface temperatures.
Moving on to Monash University in mid 2015 for a teaching and research position, until I received an ARC Future Fellowship for my proposed project looking at the mechanisms underpinning the predictability of ENSO events.