Ailie Gallant

Senior Lecturer
Monash University

Melbourne, VIC

Contact me for

  • Mentoring
  • Providing an expert opinion
  • Outreach activities
  • Conference presenting
  • Opportunities to collaborate


I am a researcher and teacher in the School of Earth, Atmosphere and Environment in the Faculty of Science at Monash University. My work aims to characterise and understand climate variability and change. Most of my research relates to examining climate extremes, particularly drought.

I ask questions like, "What causes droughts in Australia?", "What's happening to weather systems when we get droughts?", "How does drought change as the climate varies and changes?"    I have a number of specific research interests that include:    
- Examining the processes regulating variations in Australian drought.  
- Characterising variability in the climate on year-to-year and decade-to-decade time scales in the Southern Hemisphere.  
- Interpreting variability in the pre-instrumental climate using palaeoclimate data, and determining dynamical explanations for past climate variability.    

I am also a passionate climate science educator and communicator and is the Deputy Director of the Monash Climate Change Communication Research Hub.