Environment and Health Research Group

The Environment and Health Research Group, led by Professor Peng Bi, is a team of researchers working within the School of Public Health.

The group conducts domestic and internationally-significant research that identifies and delineates environmental and climatic hazards and their impact on public health and explores how risk, adaptation, and preparedness messages and practices can build health resilience within communities. Importantly, research is framed by a pragmatic approach to public health problems and is dedicated to providing translational evidence to the public, decision makers, and the broader research community.

The group has excellent collaboration with government organisations including including SA Health, SA SES, SafeWork Australia, Bureau of Meteorology, Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. Over the last ten years (2012-21), the group has been awarded 30 research grants, including nine ARC, four NHMRC, four NCCARF, one AusAID and one ACSRF. The group also convened the National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility Vulnerable Community Network (2014-17), funded by the Australian Government's Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment.

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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.

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