Bringing climate and health research together

Our Vision

The Climate Health Network is a world-leading, research-based alliance of researchers that investigate and address the health problems associated with a changing climate. We bring together unparalleled expertise in climate science and impacts, disease modelling, public health monitoring and surveillance, and design and evaluation of adaptation strategies aimed at minimising vulnerability to adverse health outcomes.  


This site is currently being revised to include a national focus. Please be patient while we carry this out. Feel free to add your expertise to the database below and email us any comments or suggestions.

Climate Change and Health Expert Database

The Climate Change and Health Expert Database has been created to provide a mechanism for other researchers, governments, NGOs and other decision-makers to easily find the expertise they need to partner on research projects or to help inform their decisions. 
Addressing the interdisciplinary area of climate and health needs a range of skills from researchers in many disciplines. We encourage Australian based researchers to register here if they believe their expertise can inform climate and health related research nationally, and internationally. 

Register as an Expert
Dr

Yaqoot Fatima

Research Fellow
University of Queensland
Environmental health
Health services
Indigenous health
Mental health
Research translation
Professor

Wenbiao Hu

Professor
School of Public Health and Social Work, Queensland University of Technology
Air quality
Bushfires
Disease modelling
Environmental health
Public health monitoring and surveillance
Associate Professor

Luke Knibbs

PhD MPH
Associate Professor, Environmental Health
The University of Queensland
Air quality
Atmospheric science
Disease modelling
Environmental health
Non-communicable disease
Dr

Nicole Vargas

PhD
Post Doctoral Associate
The University of Sydney
Adaptation strategies
Heatwaves
Vulnerable populations
Dr

James Smallcombe

PhD
Research Associate
University of Sydney
Environmental health
Health promotion
Heatwaves
Mitigation strategies
Occupational health
Dr

Samuel Chalmers

PhD, ASpS1, FHEA
Lecturer
University of South Australia
Adaptation strategies
Heatwaves
Mitigation strategies
Dr

Anne Cleary

Research Fellow
The University of Queensland
Environmental health
Health promotion
Mental health
Dr

Matt Brearley

PhD
Heat Stress Research Scientist
National Critical Care and Trauma Response Centre
Adaptation strategies
Heatwaves
Mitigation strategies
Occupational health
Vulnerable populations
Ms

Susan Cooke

MPH
Project consultant (climate and health)
Climate and Health Alliance
Adaptation strategies
Climate policy
Co-benefits
Health promotion
Mitigation strategies
Dr

David Harley

BSc MBBS PhD FAFPHM MMedSc FACTM
Director
Queensland Centre for Intellectual and Developmental Disability
Infectious diseases
Public health monitoring and surveillance
Vulnerable populations
Associate Professor

Grant Blashki

MD MBBS(Hons) FRACGP GAICD
Associate Professor in Global Health
Nossal Institute for Global Health, The University of Melbourne
Adaptation strategies
Climate policy
Co-benefits
Environmental health
Mental health
Dr

Fahim Tonmoy

Adjunct Research Fellow
Griffith University
Adaptation strategies
Climate policy
Heatwaves
Integrated vulnerability assessments
Research translation
Dr

Thomas Longden

Grand Challenge Research Fellow
ANU
Climate extremes
Climate policy
Co-benefits
Economic assessments
Energy research
Dr

Justin Lawson

DipNRM, BEnvSc(Hons), GradCertHELT, PhD
Academic
Deakin University
Adaptation strategies
Co-benefits
Environmental health
Mitigation strategies
Professor

John Wiseman

Professorial Fellow
Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute, University of Melbourne
Adaptation strategies
Climate policy
Co-benefits
Inequity
Mitigation strategies
Dr

Sonia Nuttman

Lecturer
Deakin University
Agriculture / farming
Co-benefits
Environmental health
Food/water-borne diseases
Health promotion
Dr

Arunima Malik

Lecturer in Sustainability
The University of Sydney
Carbon accounting
Economic assessments
Dr

Arnagretta Hunter

BA (Hons) MBBS MPH FRACP
Cardiologist, Physician
ANU
Bushfires
Health services
Heatwaves
Non-communicable disease
Urban climate
Professor

Tony Capon

Director, Monash Sustainable Development Institute
Monash University
Environmental health
Health promotion
Health services
Sustainable healthcare
Professor

Stefan Reis

Science Area Head - Atmospheric Chemistry and Effects
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Air quality
Atmospheric science
Environmental health
Mitigation strategies
Science communication
Dr

Susie Burke

PhD FAPS
Environmental Psychologist
Susie Burke Psychology
Bushfires
Co-benefits
Heatwaves
Mental health
Science communication
Professor

Guy Marks

Professor of Respiratory Medicine
UNSW Medicine
Air quality
Environmental health
Health services
Infectious diseases
Non-communicable disease
Ms

Fiona Armstrong

BN, GradDipJourn, MPPP
Executive Director
Climate and Health Alliance
Adaptation strategies
Climate policy
Mitigation strategies
Research translation
Science communication
Associate Professor

Linda Selvey

MBBS(Hon), MAppEpi, PhD, FAFPHM
Associate Professor
School of Public Health, The University of Queensland
Environmental health
Food/water-borne diseases
Health services
Infectious diseases
Public health monitoring and surveillance
Professor

Sharon Friel

Professor and Director
Menzies Centre for Health Governance, School of Regulation and Global Governance, Australian National University
Co-benefits
Health promotion
Inequity
Mitigation strategies
Non-communicable disease
Professor

Lucie Rychetnik

MPH, PhD, PGCert(climate change)
Co-Director, The Australian Prevention Partnership Centre
Sax Institute and The University of Sydney
Adaptation strategies
Co-benefits
Health promotion
Non-communicable disease
Research translation
Dr

James Goldie

Senior Knowledge Broker
Monash Climate Change Communication Research Hub
Climate extremes
Climate observations
Climate projections
Environmental health
Heatwaves
Professor

Mark Lawrence

PhD, APD, FPHAA
Professor of Public Health Nutrition
Deakin University
Co-benefits
Health promotion
Nutrition
Public health monitoring and surveillance
Research translation
Professor

Rachael Morton

PhD
Director of Health Economics
NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre, University of Sydney
Economic assessments
Health services
Dr

Celia McMichael

Senior Lecturer
The University of Melbourne
Forced migration
Vulnerable populations
Professor

Peter Le Souef

MBBS MRCP FRACP MD FERS
Professor of Paediatrics, Paediatric Respiratory Physician
University of Western Australia
Air quality
Environmental health
Heatwaves
Infectious diseases
Mitigation strategies
Professor

John Kaldor

Professor and Program Head
Kirby Institute, UNSW
Disease modelling
Indigenous health
Infectious diseases
Public health monitoring and surveillance
Professor

Michael Zyphur

Academic researcher
Business & Economics, University of Melbourne
Heatwaves
Inequity
Mental health
Dr

Esther Onyango

Research Fellow
Griffith University
Adaptation strategies
Infectious diseases
Integrated vulnerability assessments
Research translation
Science communication
Dr

Jo Longman

MPH PhD
Research Fellow
The University Centre for Rural Health, The University of Sydney
Health promotion
Health services
Inequity
Mental health
Research translation
Dr

Ian Macadam

Knowledge Broker
ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes
Climate projections
Science communication
Associate Professor

Geoff Morgan

Environmental Epidemiologist
University of Sydney
Air quality
Bushfires
Co-benefits
Environmental health
Heatwaves
Dr

Liz Hanna

PhD, MPH, BA, RN, FPHAA, PACN
Honorary Senior Fellow
Australian National University
Adaptation strategies
Climate extremes
Climate policy
Environmental health
Heatwaves
Dr

Mel Crane

MPH PhD
Research Fellow
The University of Sydney
Co-benefits
Environmental health
Non-communicable disease
Research translation
Transportation
Professor

Mark Stevenson

PhD, MPH, FACRS
Prof of Urban Transport and Public Health
The University of Melbourne
Air quality
Co-benefits
Disease modelling
Mitigation strategies
Public health monitoring and surveillance
Professor

Jock Findlay

AO PhD DSc FAHMS
Founder and Covenor
Reproductive Health Australia
Agriculture / farming
Environmental health
Health promotion
Research translation
Professor

Tord Kjellstrom

Visiting Fellow
Australian National University
Biometeorology
Environmental health
Occupational health
Climate projections
Heatwaves
Dr

Penelope Jones

Research Fellow
Menzies Institute for Medical Research, University of Tasmania
Air quality
Environmental health
Public health monitoring and surveillance
Science communication
Dr

Aparna Lal

PhD
Senior Lecturer
Australian National University
Disease modelling
Environmental health
Food/water-borne diseases
Infectious diseases
Public health monitoring and surveillance
Professor

Robyn Lucas

MB ChB MPH&TM MHE PhD FAFPHM
Professor and Head, National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health
Australian National University
Environmental health
Public health monitoring and surveillance
Dr

Sinead Boylan

Research Fellow
University of Sydney
Co-benefits
Nutrition
Dr

Ed Jegasothy

MBiostat MIPH PhD
Lecturer, Environmental Health
University of Sydney
Air quality
Environmental health
Heatwaves
Inequity
Urban climate
Associate Professor

David Regan

PhD
Infectious Disease Modeller
University of New South Wales
Disease modelling
Indigenous health
Infectious diseases
Dr

David Muscatello

Senior Lecturer
School of Public Health and Community Medicine, UNSW
Disease modelling
Health promotion
Infectious diseases
Public health monitoring and surveillance
Professor

Martina Linnenluecke

Professor of Environmental Finance; Director, Centre for Corporate Sustainability and Environmental Finance
Macquarie University
Adaptation strategies
Climate policy
Energy policy
Industry
Mitigation strategies
Dr

Rhonda Garad

Research Fellow in Research Translation
Monash University
Environmental health
Health promotion
Inequity
Public health monitoring and surveillance
Sustainable healthcare
Associate Professor

Bijan Yeganeh

Senior lecturer
Shahid Beheshti University
Air quality
Atmospheric science
Carbon accounting
Climate modelling
Professor

Stefan Trueck

Professor of Business Analytics
Macquarie University
Adaptation strategies
Bushfires
Climate extremes
Economic assessments
Energy policy
Professor

Sotiris Vardoulakis

Professor of Global Environmental Health
Australian National University
Adaptation strategies
Air quality
Bushfires
Environmental health
Non-communicable disease
Professor

Petra Tschakert

Centenary Professor in Rural Development
University of Western Australia
Adaptation strategies
Forced migration
Inequity
Integrated vulnerability assessments
Mental health
Professor

Katrin Meissner

Director
Climate Change Research Centre, University of New South Wales
Climate modelling
Coastal / ocean impacts
Marine impacts
Professor

Jane Heyworth

MPH, PhD
Academic
School of Population and Global Health, UWA
Air quality
Environmental health
Food/water-borne diseases
Public health monitoring and surveillance
Dr

Nick Watts

MBBS BMedSci MA MFPH
Executive Director
Lancet Countdown: Tracking Progress on Health and Climate Change
Climate policy
Co-benefits
Environmental health
Public health monitoring and surveillance
Sustainable healthcare
Dr

Shanshan Li

Deputy Head of Monash Climate, Air Quality Research Unit
Senior Research Fellow
Monash University
Air quality
Environmental health
Heatwaves
Vulnerable populations
Associate Professor

William Glamore

PhD
Associate Professor and Principal Research Fellow
UNSW Sydney
Adaptation strategies
Climate modelling
Climate observations
Coastal / ocean impacts
Mitigation strategies
Professor

Graeme Zosky

Deputy Director, Menzies Institute for Medical Research
University of Tasmania
Air quality
Disease modelling
Environmental health
Indigenous health
Infectious diseases
Dr

Robyn Schofield

Director of Environmental Science hub
University of Melbourne
Air quality
Atmospheric science
Climate modelling
Climate observations
Environmental health
Dr

Ashraf Dewan

Senior Lecturer
Curtin University
Adaptation strategies
Climate extremes
Disease modelling
Meteorology
Mitigation strategies
Dr

Rachel Tham

PhD
Research Fellow
Australian Catholic University
Air quality
Co-benefits
Environmental health
Dr

Jatin Kala

Senior Lecturer
Murdoch University
Atmospheric science
Climate extremes
Climate modelling
Heatwaves
Meteorology
Dr

Mathew Lipson

PhD
Research Associate
UNSW Sydney
Climate modelling
Energy policy
Heatwaves
Meteorology
Mitigation strategies
Professor

Rachel Huxley

Executive Dean
Deakin University
Environmental health
Professor

Jason Evans

Professor
Climate Change Research Centre, UNSW
Atmospheric science
Bushfires
Climate extremes
Climate modelling
Climate observations
Dr

Bec Harris

Senior Lecturer in Climatology
University of Tasmania
Adaptation strategies
Agriculture / farming
Bushfires
Climate extremes
Heatwaves
Dr

Martin Singh

Lecturer
Monash University
Atmospheric science
Climate extremes
Climate modelling
Professor

Alexandra Barratt

MBBS MPH PhD
Professor of Public Health
The University Of Sydney
Health services
Non-communicable disease
Sustainable healthcare
Ms

Kirsten Armstrong

M.Econ, M. PH, FIAA, MAICD
Founder & Principal
Three Rivers Consulting
Disease modelling
Economic assessments
Health services
Sustainable healthcare
Vulnerable populations
Dr

Margot Bador

Associate Researcher
CLEX Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes, UNSW Sydney
Atmospheric science
Climate extremes
Climate modelling
Climate observations
Heatwaves
Professor

Steven Sherwood

Professor
UNSW Sydney
Atmospheric science
Dr

Shannon Rutherford

Senior Lecturer, Public Health
School of Medicine, Griffith University
Air quality
Health services
Heatwaves
Associate Professor

Anne Roiko

Associate Professor of Environmental Health
Griffith University
Adaptation strategies
Air quality
Climate extremes
Disease modelling
Environmental health
Associate Professor

Cara Beal

Researcher and lecturer
Griffith University
Environmental health
Food/water-borne diseases
Indigenous health
Public health monitoring and surveillance
Vulnerable populations
Dr

Nina Hall

PhD
Senior Lecturer in Planetary Health
School of Public Health, The University of Queensland
Environmental health
Food/water-borne diseases
Indigenous health
Inequity
Infectious diseases
Associate Professor

Nicholas Osborne

Associate Professor
University of Queensland
Air quality
Biometeorology
Climate extremes
Environmental health
Marine impacts
Professor

Amanda Lee

Prof Public Health Policy
School of Public Health, The University of Queensland
Co-benefits
Health promotion
Indigenous health
Inequity
Non-communicable disease
Dr

Oz Sahin

Senior Research Fellow
Griffith University
Adaptation strategies
Coastal / ocean impacts
Disease modelling
Integrated vulnerability assessments
Renewables policy
Associate Professor

Ollie Jay

PhD
Director - Sydney Heat and Health Research Platform
University of Sydney
Adaptation strategies
Health promotion
Heatwaves
Vulnerable populations
Dr

Ivan Hanigan

Data science epidemiology
The University of Sydney
Air quality
Bushfires
Climate extremes
Heatwaves
Mental health
Professor

Lidia Morawska

Professor and Director
International Laboratory for Air Quality and Health, Queensland University of Technology
Air quality
Atmospheric science
Bushfires
Climate extremes
Environmental health
Dr

Kate Charlesworth

MBBS(Hons), MPH, FAFPHM, PhD
Environmental Sustainability Lead
South Eastern Sydney Local Health District
Carbon accounting
Co-benefits
Mitigation strategies
Sustainable healthcare
Professor

Hilary Bambrick

BSc, BA (Hons), PhD
Professor and Head of School
School of Public Health and Social Work, Queensland University of Technology (QUT
Indigenous health
Adaptation strategies
Environmental health
Health services
Mitigation strategies
Associate Professor

Paul Beggs

Associate Professor
Macquarie University
Adaptation strategies
Air quality
Atmospheric science
Biometeorology
Environmental health
Dr

Tom Cole-Hunter

Ph.D.
CAR Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Centre for Air pollution, energy and health Research (CAR, NHMRC-CRE)
Air quality
Atmospheric science
Co-benefits
Environmental health
Non-communicable disease
Dr

Sarah Perkins-Kirkpatrick

Future Fellow/Senior Lecturer
Climate Change Research centre, UNSW Sydney
Atmospheric science
Climate extremes
Climate modelling
Climate observations
Compound events
Dr

Ben Harris-Roxas

Associate Professor
Centre for Primary Health Care and Equity
Health promotion
Health services
Inequity
Vulnerable populations
Dr

Fiona Charlson

PhD
NHMRC Research Fellow
Queensland Centre for Mental Health Research
Disease modelling
Health services
Mental health
Public health monitoring and surveillance
Vulnerable populations
Dr

Rebecca Patrick

Climate and Health researcher
Deakin University
Co-benefits
Environmental health
Health promotion
Mental health
Vulnerable populations
Professor

Colin Butler

BMed, BMedSci(Hons), DTM&H, MSc(epi), Dip(epi), PhD
Honorary Professor
Australian National University
Compound events
Conflict
Famine
Forced migration
Associate Professor

Ying Zhang

Academic Lead (Student Life)
School of Public Health, University of Sydney
Climate extremes
Co-benefits
Environmental health
Heatwaves
Infectious diseases
Professor

Yuming Guo

Head of Monash Climate, Air Quality Research Unit
Monash University
Adaptation strategies
Air quality
Climate extremes
Co-benefits
Disease modelling
Professor

Lisa Alexander

Climate researcher
UNSW
Atmospheric science
Biometeorology
Climate extremes
Climate observations
Associate Professor

Melissa Hart

Graduate Director
ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes, UNSW Sydney
Air quality
Atmospheric science
Biometeorology
Urban climate
Dr

Nathan Cooper

Researcher
University of New South Wales, Sydney
Air quality
Environmental health
Inequity
Vulnerable populations
Associate Professor

Donna Green

Researcher
UNSW
Indigenous health
Air quality
Climate extremes
Co-benefits
Environmental health

Contact Us

Thank you, your submission has been received
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.