Professor Liz Ritchie is a Professor in the School of Science and the Associate Dean for Education at UNSW Canberra at ADFA.
Prof Ritchie’s broad research interests are tropical cyclones, tropical meteorology, extreme weather and climate impacts on societies.
Her current research focuses on the physical understanding, estimation, and prediction of tropical cyclones throughout their lifecycle, how they are changing due to climate change and their impacts on natural environments and societies.
Prof Ritchie joined UNSW in 2015 as the Director of Academic Programs for the faculty. Prior to this she worked as a Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Arizona.
Prof Ritchie is an editor of Weather and Forecasting (American Meteorological Society) and former editor of the Monthly Weather Review.
She is a member of many expert and working groups and has served in a number of leadership roles including:
• member of the World Meteorological Organization's (WMO) Working Group on Tropical Meteorology Research
• member of the Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society's expert group on weather and weather prediction
• served on numerous NASA panels including Chair of the Senior Review
• former Councillor of the American Meteorological Society
• served on the U.S. Joint Hurricane Testbed Steering Committee
• served in leadership roles for the WMO International Workshop on Tropical Cyclones.
She has more than 50 peer-reviewed journal papers and book chapters, as well as more than 150 conference papers.