Dr Sophie Lewis

Research Fellow
Researcher - Climate & energy
Frank Fenner Building (141)
 +61 2 612 52623



BSc (Hons) (Monash); PhD (ANU)


Sophie completed her PhD in the Research School of Earth Sciences (2011).
In 2011 she went to Melbourne University as a Research Fellow in the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science. She returned to ANU in 2014 and currently holds an ARC DECRA fellowship.


Research interests

  • Climate change and variability
  • Climate extremes
  • Australian climate
  • Palaeoclimates


Recent grants

ARC DECRA (DE160100092)  "What is extreme? Advancing insights into Australia's variable rainfall"


Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society Early Career Researcher Award, 2015

ACT Young Tall Poppy of the Year Award, 2015




  • Understanding long-term influences on Australia’s water cycle
  • Changes in current and future climate extremes
  • Impact of climate extremes on ecological systems
  • Understanding local Canberra weather and climate

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