Robyn Schofield

Program Leader
Environment and Energy Resources
Melbourne Energy Institute

Robyn Schofield

Robyn performed her PhD jointly at the School of Environmental Sciences at Auckland University and the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research at Lauder, Central Otago, New Zealand looking at the vertical distribution of BrO, conducting and inverting spectroscopic measurements made at both Lauder and Arrival Heights, Antarctica. She then spent two years in Boulder, Colorado as a CIRES visiting fellow working at the NOAA Chemical Sciences Division looking at spectroscopy of clouds, aerosols, sulfur, nitrogen and ozone trends. Between 2006 and 2011 Robyn worked at the Alfred Wegener Institute in Potsdam as a Humboldt visiting fellow looking at Polar ozone loss kinetics and then a Marie Curie International Incoming Fellow looking at tropical tropopause layer transport of chemical species to the stratosphere.


Since June 2011 Robyn has been working at the School of Earth Sciences as part of the Climate and Weather Sciences Group at the University of Melbourne. From March 2014 she took up a lecturer for Climate System Science position and has been a senior lecturer since September 2016. Since April 2017 she has been the Director of the Environmental Science Hub. Robyn has been involved in the atmospheric chemistry observations and modelling from various platforms and scales, from ships: such as the Aurora Australis and the RV Investigator (Cold water sea-trials and Reef to Rainforest campaign determining the climate impact of aerosol produced from coral) to personal air quality monitors.

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