The Climate Change Institute (CCI) comprises academic staff and postgraduate research students from all seven Colleges of the University, bringing the total complement to almost 300 researchers.

CCI Staff

Professor Mark Howden, Director

Clare de Castella, Communications Manager

Dr Ruth O'Connor, Knowledge Exchange Specialist

Dr. Steven Crimp, Research Fellow

Dr Mona Mahani, Research Data Analyst

Juliet Meyer, Administrative Officer


CCI Advisory Committee

The CCI Advisory Committee is designed to be a platform for a diverse range of stakeholders from both inside and outside the University who will aid in setting and steering the strategic direction of the Institute. Key functions include to:

  • Support, recommend and help prioritise climate education provided by ANU at all academic and general levels
  • Foster cross-disciplinary research solutions to the challanges of climate change
  • Build a community of climate scholars from across the University

The full Advisory Committee meets once annually for a strategic meeting.   ANU members of the Advisory Committee meet 3-4 times per year. 


Advisory Committee members

The committee comprises CCI core staff, representatives from across the University and four external members with a professional interest in climate change, representing Federal and ACT Govts, the business community and NGOs:



External members:

  • Jo Evans, Deputy Secretary,  Department of the Environment and Energy
  • Gene Glynn, Executive Group Manager, Climate Change and Sustainability, Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate, ACT Government
  • Emma Herd, CEO, Investor Group on Climate Change
  • Richie Merzian, Director, Climate & Energy Program, The Australia Institute


ANU representatives:


CCI staff members on Advisory Committee

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