Dr White’s research spans the disciplines of hydrology and flood risk, natural hazards, risk assessment, extreme events, long-range weather forecasting, and climate change. He is an Adjunct Senior Research Fellow within the Climate Futures program at ACE CRC, where he works with State and national Government agencies and industry partners to advance the understanding and prediction of natural hazards, including promoting collaboration between the research and operational communities to improve the development and application of risk-based information for decision-makers.
Until recently, he was a Lecturer in Environmental Engineering at the University of Tasmania in Hobart, having previously worked for the Bureau of Meteorology and ACE CRC. In late 2016, he took up a Senior Analyst position with JBA Consulting / JBA Trust in the UK, where he specialises in applied research across the disciplines of hydrology, flood risk, natural hazards, extreme event prediction, and climate change.
Internationally, Dr White is a Vice President of the International Commission on Coupled Land-Atmosphere Systems (ICCLAS), one of the ten commissions of the International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS) within the IUGG. He was awarded a Churchill Fellowship in 2013 and a Rossby Visiting Fellowship in 2015, and holds an honorary position at the University of Exeter’s European Centre for Environment and Human Health (ECEHH) in the UK. He has published numerous peer-reviewed papers and reports on the topics of climate change, long-range weather forecastings and natural hazards.
Johnson, F, White, CJ, van Dijk, A, Ekström, M, Evans, JP, Jakob, D, Kiem, AS, Leonard, M, Rouillard, A and Westra, S, “Natural hazards in Australia: floods”, Climatic Change pp. 1-15. doi:10.1007/s10584-016-1689-y ISSN 0165-0009 (2016)
McInnes, KL, White, CJ, Haigh, ID, Hemer, MA, Hoeke, RK, Holbrook, NJ, Kiem, AS, Oliver, ECJ, Ranasinghe, R, Walsh, KJE, Westra, S and Cox, R, “Natural hazards in Australia: sea level and coastal extremes”, Climatic Change pp. 1-15. doi:10.1007/s10584-016-1647-8 ISSN 0165-0009 (2016)
Perkins-Kirkpatrick, SE, White, CJ, Alexander, LV, Argueso, D, Boschat, G, Cowan, T, Evans, JP, Ekström, M, Oliver, ECJ, Phatak, A and Purich, A, “Natural hazards in Australia: heatwaves”, Climatic Change pp. 1-14. doi:10.1007/s10584-016-1650-0 ISSN 1573-1480 (2016)
Walsh, K, White, CJ, McInnes, K, Holmes, J, Schuster, S, Richter, H, Evans, JP, Di Luca, A and Warren, RA, “Natural hazards in Australia: storms, wind and hail”, Climatic Change doi:10.1007/s10584-016-1737-7 ISSN 0165-0009 (2016)
Perkins, SE, Argueso, D and White, CJ, “Relationships between climate variability, soil moisture and Australian heatwaves”, Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 120 (16) pp. 8144-8164. doi:10.1002/2015JD023592 ISSN 2169-897X (2015)
White, CJ, Hudson, D and Alves, O, “ENSO, the IOD and the intraseasonal prediction of heat extremes across Australia using POAMA-2”, Climate Dynamics pp. 1-20. doi:10.1007/s00382-013-2007-2 ISSN 1432-0894 (2013)
White, CJ, McInnes, KL, Cechet, RP, Corney, SP, Grose, MR, Holz, GK, Katzfey, JJ and Bindoff, NL, “On regional dynamical downscaling for the assessment and projection of temperature and precipitation extremes across Tasmania, Australia”, Climate Dynamics, 41 (11-12) pp. 3145-3165. doi:10.1007/s00382-013-1718-8 ISSN 0930-7575 (2013)