Professor Steven Sherwood received his PhD from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in 1995. He joined UNSW in 2009, following previous positions as a researcher at NASA and professor at Yale University. He has taught courses on atmospheric physics and global warming. His expertise is in the behaviour of atmospheric storms, clouds and humidity, and the relationship of these to climate. He has also done extensive work on climate observation.
Steven has authored over 50 peer-reviewed publications and served as a co-author and/or reviewer on several government reports including the 2007 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report, the first report of the US Climate Change Science Program (CCSP) in 2006, and a Q&A for the Australian Academy of Sciences. He is a lead author of the upcoming IPCC report due for release in late 2013.