Paton-Walsh, Clare

Associate Professor

  • Director - Centre for Atmospheric Chemistry
  • Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health
  • School of Chemistry

Research Overview


  • My first professional job started in 1990 as a Scientific Officer in the Radioactivity Group, at the UK’s National Physical Laboratory (NPL) in London. My work involved developing measurement techniques, quality assurance and uncertainty analysis in the area of radiation physics.

    In 1994 I transferred to the Environmental Standards Group at NPL, because they needed researchers to investigate the processes that contribute to stratospheric ozone depletion. My research involved solar remote sensing of atmospheric trace gases and developing standards for air quality measurements in Europe, and for industrial process control.

    In 2002, I emigrated to Australia to start work at the University of Wollongong. My research involved solar remote sensing of atmospheric trace gases, with a focus on tropospheric pollution and the measurement and modelling of emissions to the atmosphere from agriculture and biomass burning. I completed my PhD in 2009 and started a permanent position as a lecturer in physical chemistry. I am now an associate professor and my research interests continue to be in the changing composition of our atmosphere and the impacts on air quality and climate. 

Available as Research Supervisor

Selected Publications


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Available as Research Supervisor

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy Measuring & Modelling Australian Bushfires Emissions Desservettaz, Maximilien
    Doctor of Philosophy Air core Techniques to measure greenhouse gases in Australia Wilson, Joel
    Doctor of Philosophy Particles: Concentration, Particle size and their chemical composition in unrban-marine environments Dominick, Doreena
    Doctor of Philosophy Natural influences on atmospheric composition in Australian Greenslade, Jesse
    Doctor of Philosophy Modelling of Greenhouse gases in Australia and the Globe on multiple scales Bukosa, Beata
    Master of Philosophy Impact of Bushfires and Peat fires on Air Quality. Roulston, Christopher
    Doctor of Philosophy Atmospheric Greenhouse Gas Budgets. Caldow, Christopher

Research Overview


  • My first professional job started in 1990 as a Scientific Officer in the Radioactivity Group, at the UK’s National Physical Laboratory (NPL) in London. My work involved developing measurement techniques, quality assurance and uncertainty analysis in the area of radiation physics.

    In 1994 I transferred to the Environmental Standards Group at NPL, because they needed researchers to investigate the processes that contribute to stratospheric ozone depletion. My research involved solar remote sensing of atmospheric trace gases and developing standards for air quality measurements in Europe, and for industrial process control.

    In 2002, I emigrated to Australia to start work at the University of Wollongong. My research involved solar remote sensing of atmospheric trace gases, with a focus on tropospheric pollution and the measurement and modelling of emissions to the atmosphere from agriculture and biomass burning. I completed my PhD in 2009 and started a permanent position as a lecturer in physical chemistry. I am now an associate professor and my research interests continue to be in the changing composition of our atmosphere and the impacts on air quality and climate. 

Selected Publications


Investigator On


Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy Measuring & Modelling Australian Bushfires Emissions Desservettaz, Maximilien
    Doctor of Philosophy Air core Techniques to measure greenhouse gases in Australia Wilson, Joel
    Doctor of Philosophy Particles: Concentration, Particle size and their chemical composition in unrban-marine environments Dominick, Doreena
    Doctor of Philosophy Natural influences on atmospheric composition in Australian Greenslade, Jesse
    Doctor of Philosophy Modelling of Greenhouse gases in Australia and the Globe on multiple scales Bukosa, Beata
    Master of Philosophy Impact of Bushfires and Peat fires on Air Quality. Roulston, Christopher
    Doctor of Philosophy Atmospheric Greenhouse Gas Budgets. Caldow, Christopher
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