Jacinda O’Connor


Jacinda O’Connor
Monash University
PhD Student


Jacinda is a PhD student whose research interests are in Antarctic ice mass change and palaeo-climatology. Jacinda’s current project is exploring relative sea level variability in the East Antarctic Ice Sheet using cosmogenic nuclides at Denman Glacier and the nearby Bunger Hills, and a far-field location in Victoria, to determine whether ice mass was increasing or decreasing during the Late Holocene. Jacinda previously completed a dendroclimatological study for her Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree at Monash University.


“Antarctic ice sheets are critical to the global climate system, and it’s extremely important that we continue to develop our understanding of Antarctica’s vulnerability to past (and therefore current and future) climate change.”

— Jacinda O’Connor