Ms Charuni Pathmeswaran
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Role: 
PhD Student
Field of Research: 
Heatwaves
Contact details:
Phone: 
9385 9766

Charuni completed her Bachelor's in Environmental Science at the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka and her Master's in Climate Change Science and Policy at the University of Bristol, UK. For her master's dissertation she investigated the sub-daily variability in temperature and relative humidity and their impact on heat stress. During her PhD, she hopes to examine the drivers of heatwaves and to gain an in-depth understanding of how heatwaves are changing and accurately isolating the human influence on heatwaves.

THESIS: Dissecting Heatwaves: The Importance of Physical Mechanisms and Human Influence

Heatwaves have increased in frequency and intensity over the years as a result of worsening anthropogenic climate change. Therefore it is important to gain an in-depth understanding of how heatwaves are changing and accurately isolating human influence on heatwaves. I hope to achieve this through my PhD, while also providing invaluable knowledge to policy-makers and stakeholders. The work done during my PhD will ensure that the Centre continues to be at the forefront of thought leadership and policy surrounding climate change and its impacts. I also believe that our research findings will enable communities to be better prepared through effective adaptation policies in the future.