Climate change, human health and air pollution

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Climate change will exacerbate heatwaves associated with bushfires - Australia’s deadliest natural hazard. Climate change also alters meteorological variables that influence the development, transport and dispersion of ozone and particulate matter – a major source of which is bushfires. Research into the health effects of exposure to air pollution has played an important role in health impact assessments. However, epidemiological studies of long-term exposure to ambient air pollution remain difficult because of small-scale spatial variation. This project will use land-use regression models for air pollution, high-resolution regional climate projections and large health datasets to explore future scenarios of impacts to health.

The ideal candidate will have:

Strong academic record including an Honours Class I or equivalent in epidemiology or climate science, or similar quantitative science.

Experience with Land Use Regression or GIS experience or using software such as to develop/run applied mathematical models and perform data analysis.

Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Interest in applying climate impacts research to inform policy-makers at the national/global level.

Supervisory team
Donna
Green

Science
CCRC
Katrin
Meissner

Science
CCRC
John
Kaldor

Medicine
The Kirby Institute
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donna.green@unsw.edu.au