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Dr Jaci Brown is the Research Director for the Climate Intelligence Program and the lead of CSIRO’s Climate Science Centre. The Climate Intelligence Program translates vast and complex climate information into decision-ready formats and applications. Their strengths include the extreme weather of floods, droughts and heat waves. They have a strong capability in coastal sea level modelling and projections. Stakeholders range across emergency management, private industry, finance and insurance, government policy, agriculture, indigenous communities, and Australia’s defence force. Jaci represented CSIRO at COP27 last year and will attend again this year.
Prior to Jaci’s current role, Jaci led the Weather and Climate Decisions Team in CSIROs Agriculture and Food Business Unit. Her research has spanned tropical oceanography, climate projections, fisheries, high resolution ocean defence tools, and seasonal atmospheric processes in Australia. Jaci is also a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Achievements and Awards

  • 2018-2018

    CSIRO award for convening the A&F external review session on innovation capability

  • 2017-2017

    CSIRO award for Collaboration and Teamwork

  • 2015-2015

    Finalist for the APEC science prize for innovation, research and education

  • 2014-2014

    Theo-Murphy High Flyers Think Tank on Climate change challenges to health: risks and opportunities.
    Australian Academy of Science

  • 2012-2012

    Frohlich Fellowship for visiting scientist

  • 2011-2011

    CSIRO Payne-Scott Award

Community and Corporate Citizenship

  • 2014-2016

    Lead the Hobart Women's Forum

  • 2005-2005

    Scientist in Residence, Ogilvie High School

  • 2018-2019

    Instigated and ran the Women's Mentoring Network at CSIRO