Environment and Health Research Group
We are interested in how environmental and climatic hazards have an impact upon public health, and how to build health resilience within communities.
The Environment and Health Research Group conducts domestic and internationally significant research that has a pragmatic approach to public health problems. We are dedicated to providing translational evidence to the public, to decision-makers, and to the broader research community.
Our research interests are in environmental health, climate change, emergency public health event response (such as heatwaves) and population health. We also explore how risk, adaptation and preparedness messages and practices can provide coping mechanisms for environmental and climatic stresses within communities.
Our group has excellent collaborations with government organisations and we also convene the National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility Vulnerable Community Network, which is funded by the Australian Government Department of Environment.
Professor Peng Bi
Professor Peng Bi has an established track record and publications in the field of communicable diseases, particularly for diseases that are climate sensitive. Professor Bi’s most significant contributions are in climate change and its impact on population health here in Australia and overseas, with a view to both communicable diseases and non-communicable diseases. His recent research activities focus on climate change adaptation in vulnerable communities.
Research team Role Professor Peng Bi Lead researcher Professor Dino Pisaniello Researcher Dr Alana Hansen Researcher Dr Scott Hanson-Easey Researcher Dr Monika Nitschke Researcher Dr Susan Williams Researcher Dr Jianjun Xiang Researcher Dr Michael Tong Researcher Dr Adriana Milazzo Researcher Associate Professor Scott Cameron Researcher Professor Keith Dear Researcher Blesson Varghese PhD candidate Berhanu Wondmagegn PhD candidate Rezanur Rahaman PhD candidate Dinesh Bhandari PhD candidate
Related areas of research
We offer exciting opportunities for researchers at the honours, masters and PhD levels. Our research degrees are open to students from a broad range of backgrounds, and range from basic sciences to clinical research. If you are interested in human health, consider furthering your research career with us.