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.


Professor Mark Howden, Director
Clare de Castella, Business Manager
Dr Ruth O'Connor, Knowledge Exchange Specialist
Dr Steven Crimp, Research Fellow
Dr Mona Mahani, Research Data Analyst
Lamis Kazak, Communications Officer
Juliet Meyer, Administrative Officer

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. Its key functions are to:

  • Support, recommend and help prioritise climate education by ANU at all academic and general levels.
  • Foster cross-disciplinary research solutions to the challenges 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 governments, the business community and NGOs.

Member Organisation
Mark Howden Director, Climate Change Institute
External members
Jo Evans Deputy Secretary,  Department of Industry, Science, Energy & Resources
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

Jamie Pittock

Fenner School of Environment and Society

Frank Jotzo

Crawford School of Public Policy

Sharon Friel

School of Regulation and Global Governance

Nerilie Abram

Research School of Earth Sciences

Hedda Ransan-Cooper

College of Engineering and Computer Science

Aparna Lal

Research School of Population Health

Roslyn Prinsley

ANU Chancellry

Will Grant

Australian National Centre for the Public Awareness of Science

Justin Borevitz

Research School of Biology

Andrew Macintosh

ANU College of Law
Rachel England HDR student, Fenner School of Environment & Society
Climate Change Institute staff
Ruth O'Connor Climate Change Institute
Clare de Castella Climate Change Institute
Steven Crimp Climate Change Institute
Juliet Meyer Climate Change Institute
Lamis Kazak Climate Change Institute