Public Health and Climate Change

Climate change will fundamentally alter our lives and society. Even moderate changes to our ecosystems will affect livelihoods and the wellbeing of communities. Employment patterns will be changed and businesses will incur losses, either directly through supply chain disruptions or indirectly through increased insurance costs. Social and economic disadvantages will be exacerbated, while even subtle changes in climatic conditions could have indirect implications for livelihoods which depend on infrastructure, services and supply chains—which in turn face risk of disruption.

Read more at:
Framework for a National Strategy on Climate, Health and Well-being for Australia

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
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
Professor

Guy Marks

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

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

John Kaldor

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

Geoff Morgan

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

David Muscatello

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

Rhonda Garad

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

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