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Sustainability, Climate and Health Collaboration

Promoting health and wellbeing under changing environment
We are seeking collaborations with various partners to shape policies and practices that could promote people’s health and wellbeing under changing environment and climate.

The Sustainability, Climate and Health Collaboration (SCHC) is established in late 2020 and hosted by School of Public Health, University of Sydney. The SCHC aims to enhance and promote collaborations in research and build capacity to address sustainability, climate and health.

Our research 

The SCHC comprises senior, mid and early-career public health researchers of diverse backgrounds and areas of expertise related to sustainability, climate and health, adopting both quantitative and qualitative methodologies.

Examples of focused research areas (not limited to):

  • Adaptation to extreme weather events (e.g. heatwaves, floods, draughts) 
  • Air pollution and health
  • Chronic disease prevention
  • Data sciences
  • Ecology and zoonosis
  • Health co-benefit of active transportation
  • Indigenous health promotion
  • Mental health and climate change
  • Sustainable diet
  • Sustainable health care system

Get involved

Members of the group have been and are working with various partners in the field, such as government departments, research institutes, industries, and professional organisations, in Australia and internationally.

Examples of existing partners:

  • Australian Prevention Partnership Centre
  • Centre for Air pollution, energy and health Research
  • Climate and Health Alliance (CAHA)
  • Human Health and Social Impacts Node of Adapt NSW (a collaboration between the University of Sydney, NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment and NSW Health)
  • Lancet Countdown on health and climate
  • NSW Ministry of Health
  • University of Adelaide
  • Wellcome Trust

Feel free to contact the Convenor and individual members for potential collaborations.

Our people

Convenor

Current members

Current student members

  • Matilde Petersen - Research Assistant and MPhil candidate at School of Public Health. Matilde is involved in projects on climate change and health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and a glossary project on climate change and health to promote multisectoral collaborations.
  • Leonie Cranney - Research Associate and PhD candidate at Prevention Research Collaboration, Sydney School of Public Health.