Linden Ashcroft

Lecturer in Science Communication and Climate Science
University of Melbourne

Melbourne, VIC

Contact me for

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


I grew up in country Victoria on the lands of the Yorta Yorta people, and am a lecturer, climate scientist and science communicator at the University of Melbourne.

My research explores past climates of Australia using historical documents and weather observations, so the past can help us prepare for the future.

I am part of the 2019-2020 Science and Technology Australia Superstars of STEM program that aims to smash society's gender assumptions about scientists and increase the public visibility of women in STEM. I am also a regular on the Einstein A Go Go on Melbourne's 3RRR radio, and the Editor in Chief of the Royal Meteorological Society’s Geoscience Data Journal.

My career highlights include going behind the scenes at the British Science Museum, working with a farmer in Armidale to rescue his grandfather’s weather diaries, presenting videos on climate science for the Bureau of Meteorology, and being part of the winning team for the 2014 Eureka Prize for Interdisciplinary Research.