Community Risk Assessment
The aim of this project is to improve understanding of risk assessment by better consideration of both social and physical factors driving vulnerability to disasters in local communities.
Staff: Dr Jodie Bailie
Funding Source: Natural Hazards Research Australia $292, 330
Collaborators: Cross-faculty collaboration, University of Sydney.
Healing Country: Integrating knowledge systems to meet climate challenges
Staff: V Matthews
Led by Warumungu (Tennant Creek NT), Whadjuk Noongar (Perth WA) and Bundjalung (Northern Rivers NSW) communities, the Healing Country project aims to weave together local knowledges and environmental and health data into interactive, digital story-data maps. As well as showing past and present experiences, these maps will show likely future climate challenges and will be a tool for community-led decision-making around climate challenges with relevant agencies and service providers.
Funding Source: ARC Discovery Grant, $1,389,000
Collaborators: University Centre for Rural Health, University of Sydney, Queensland University of Technology, Australian National University, Telethon Kids Institute, Menzies School of Health Research, Hunter Medical Research Institute, NSW Government
Health and Social indicators of Environmental Exposures
Funding Source: Office of Environment and Heritage, NSW Adaption Research Hub $130,000
Climate change and allergy in NSW vulnerability and adaptation
Funding Source: Office of Environment and Heritage, NSW Adaption Research Hub $60,980
2018 – 2020
Air pollution and mortality and morbidity in adult Australians (APMMA Study): a large population based cohort study
This study will investigate the link between respiratory and cardiovascular disease and mortality and exposure to long-term air pollution. We will use cutting edge methods to assign neighbourhood air pollution levels to a large cohort of NSW adults (n>265,000) previously recruited in the 45 and Up Study. The study results will be of utmost importance in setting outdoor air pollution standards and informing cost benefit analyses of air pollution control strategies.
Funding Source: NHMRC Project Grant $1,055,989.24