Developing an agreed framework for NSW health research priorities to guide policy.
(Research contact: Dr Sinead Boylan)
The Climate Change, Human Health and Social Impacts Node at the University of Sydney, supported by the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE), is dedicated to understanding how climate change will impact human health and social wellbeing.
With an improved understanding of communities exposed to climate-related risks, we aim to better support adaptation programs that seek to protect and promote health in NSW, in the face of a changing climate.
Our diverse research program brings together more than 30 researchers with expertise in physical and mental health, urban planning, environmental health and health service delivery to understand the direct and indirect impacts of climate change on human health and society.
The environmental, social and economic consequences of climate change are complex, and communities will be affected in different ways. Recognising this, our partnership encourages collaboration and cooperative exchange of information between researchers with diverse expertise.
Together, we are providing:
Please find a list of all Node engagement activities and outputs (pdf, 256kb). For further information, please contact the relevant lead researcher.
The Human Health and Social Impacts Node Research Showcases were held in March and December 2020 to showcase our successes to date, provide a forum to identify future collaborations and opportunities and to understand the potential implications of the research for policy, practice and communities.
All the research presentations are outlined in the showcase program:
Research Showcase Program (March) (pdf, 208.5kb).
Research Showcase Program (December) (pdf, 200kb).
Identifying how marginal forms of housing can exacerbate existing vulnerabilities to climate change, particularly heatwaves and extreme weather events.