Chief Investigator Dr Andrew King wins prestigious Priestley Medal

21st Century Weather Chief Investigator Dr Andrew King from the University of Melbourne was recently announced as the 2023 recipient of the Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society’s Priestley Medal. 

This award recognises Andrew’s outstanding contributions to understanding of climate variability, climate change, temperature and rainfall extremes, seasonal climate prediction and climate impacts. 

In 21st Century Weather, Dr King will be contributing to research activities in our High Impact Events project. 

Charles Henry Brian (Bill) Priestley was a researcher of the highest order, as well as being a dominant influence on the organisation of meteorological research in Australia, and a motivating force for research by others. The Priestley Medal commemorates the life-long contributions of Bill Priestley to meteorological and oceanographic research. It is aimed at scientists in their mid-careers for personal excellence in meteorological, oceanographic or climate research carried out substantially within Australia.