Helen Phillips

Senior Research Fellow
University of Tasmania
Research Scientist
National Environmental Science Programme Earth Systems and Climate Change Hub
Associate Investigator
ARC Centre of Excellence in Climate Extremes

Hobart, TAS

Contact me for

  • Mentoring
  • Sitting on boards or committees
  • Providing an expert opinion
  • Outreach activities
  • Conference presenting
  • Opportunities to collaborate


My work explores how the small-scale features in the ocean, such as waves and eddies, affect the large currents that are critical pathways for heat and other properties to be spread through the ocean. I'm an observational oceanographer, spending time on research vessels to collect observations in the Indian and Southern Oceans, and also using robotic instruments to collect data remotely and send it home over the mobile phone network.

I am passionate about finding ways to accelerate action on climate change. Our world is too wonderful to give up.