Chief Investigator


Dr Nandini Ramesh (University of Sydney)

Bachelor of Science (Physics)
Master of Science (Earth Physics)
PhD, M.Phil (Earth and Environmental Science)

Dr Nandini Ramesh is a Research Fellow and Chief Investigator at DARE and leads the Climate Modelling and Risk Pillar of the University of Sydney’s Net Zero Initiative. Her research focuses on decadal climate variability, the role of the ocean in the climate of the Tropics, and impacts of the ocean’s physical state on ecosystems.

Nandini has given several media interviews about her research, including with BBC Radio and ABC Science News, and was the invited speaker on El Niño-Southern Oscillation at the European Geophysical Union Annual Meeting, 2019.

Nandini was a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at the University of California, Berkeley. She received her Ph.D. from Columbia University as a NASA Earth and Space Science Fellow, a M.Sc. in Earth Physics from the Australian National University, and a B.Sc. in Physics from the University of Madras.

Nandini Ramesh