Sue Barrell

Independent director, science leader
At large

Melbourne, VIC

Contact me for

  • Mentoring
  • Sitting on boards or committees
  • Outreach activities


Retired (from paid work) in 2018 after a long career with Bureau of Meteorology, starting as a forecaster and embracing a wide variety of roles across research, climate monitoring, international climate policy, global earth system observations, science leadership and governance, culminating as the Bureau's Chief Scientist. Elected to fellowship of ATSE in 2013 and an inaugural STA Superstar of STEM. 

Passionate about encouraging and inspiring girls and women into STEM careers, and now serving on variety of science and education related boards and committees, including vice president of STA, chair of Marine National Facility Steering Committee, member of University of Technology Sydney Council.

Education: BSc (Hons) in Physics (University of Canterbury), PhD in Astronomy (ANU), Grad. Diploma in Meteorology (Bureau of Meteorology)