Dr Linden Ashcroft

Dr Linden Ashcroft

Dr Linden Ashcroft

Climate Scientist

Australian Bureau of Meteorology

Linden is a researcher in the Climate Change and Variability team at the Australian Bureau of Meteorology in Melbourne.

Her current research explores the role of global climate change in Victoria's shifting weather patterns. She draws from historical weather records to improve our understanding of past, present and future climate, and uses citizen science to engage communities with their environment.

Her career highlights so far include going behind the scenes at the British Science Museum, working with a farmer in Armidale to rescue his grandfather’s weather diaries, and being part of the winning team for the 2014 Eureka Prize for Interdisciplinary Research.

After completing her PhD at the University of Melbourne in early 2014, Linden managed ClimateWatch, a national citizen science phenology program with Earthwatch Australia. International adventure then called, and in 2015 and 2016 she was a Senior Researcher at the Centre for Climate Change at Universitat Rovira i Virgili in southern Catalonia.

Linden is also a qualified science communicator. She shares her passion for climate science through channels like the Bureau of Meteorology's #AskBoM video series, and as a regular on the weekly science show on Melbourne's 3RRR radio.

Not satisfied with just talking about science, Linden is also the current co-Editor in Chief of the Bulletin of the Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society, and the Editor in Chief of the Royal Meteorological Society’s Geoscience Data Journal.