Fay Johnston is a public health physician and environmental epidemiologist. Her major work is in air quality and health, especially relating to the health impacts of bushfire smoke, biomass smoke, pollen and other airborne hazards. She is lead investigator of the Centre for Safe Air.
Lidia Morawska is a Distinguished Professor and Australian Laureate Fellow in the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, at the Queensland University of Technology. She conducts fundamental and applied research in the interdisciplinary field of air quality and its impact on human health and the environment, with a specific focus on science of airborne particulate matter. Lidia has been involved at the executive level with a number of relevant national/international professional bodies, is a member of the Australian Academy of Science, Queensland Academy of Arts and Sciences, Royal Society of Biology and acting as an advisor to the World Health Organization.
Bin Jalaludin is an environmental epidemiologist with extensive experience in air pollution epidemiology. He investigated the effects of the 1994 bushfires on emergency department visits for asthma and on children’s lung function and respiratory symptoms. He has also investigated the acute effects of bushfires on hospitalisations and deaths. As well as the effects of bushfires, He has extensive experience in designing and conducting studies investigating the effects of urban air pollution on human health.
Ivan Hanigan is Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Climate Change and Health Impact Assessment and Senior Lecturer in Climate Change and Health, School of Population Health, Curtin University. He is an Environmental Epidemiologist and uses extensive experience across a wide range of environmental health issues to focus on Climate Change and Health issues such as Droughts, Fires, Duststorms and Heatwaves. His research focuses on data analysis that disentangles health effects of environmental changes from social factors. His studies include phenomena such as the effects of air pollution from bushfires on heart disease, and droughts on mental health. His research explores areas of differential vulnerability across sub-populations, precision of spatiotemporal exposure estimates and general issues of geospatial data analysis methods.
Amanda Wheeler is a Senior Research Scientist with CSIRO within the Environment unit. She is the co-lead of the Air Quality Impact Priority under the National Environmental Science Program (NESP) Sustainable Communities and Waste (SCaW) Hub. Her other research activities include evaluating indoor air quality, supporting air pollution and health analyses, and assessing interventions to reduce exposures to poor air quality. Her published research interests include personal exposures to air pollution from residential and ambient sources, tracking activity patterns, and understanding the intra-urban variability of air pollutants using GIS tools and developing Land Use Regression (LUR) models. She has experience with a range of environmental pollutants including particulate matter, volatile organic compounds, phthalates and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. She is also an Honorary Fellow at the University of Tasmania.
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