Associate Professor Geoffrey Morgan

Associate Professor
University Centre for Rural Health, School of Public Health

T: +61 2 6620 7526
F: +61 2 6620 7270
Curriculum vitae

Biographical details

Research interests

Geoff's research experience is in environmental epidemiology and environmental health policy, allowing an insight into the requirements for effective translation of research into policy. Involving trans-disciplinary collaborative teams funded by nationally competitive grants, he has applied state-of-the-art exposure assessment and statistical approaches for epidemiological studies (such as time series and case-cover analyses, geospatial techniques) to investigate environmental risk factors for health. For example, research into the effects of air pollution on health was used in the development of Australian ambient air quality standards; Geoff coordinated a project using spatial epidemiological methods and routinely collected health, environment and socio-demographic data to investigate their effects health outcomes such as the effects of drinking water quality on births. This project developed innovative processes for geocoding birth records by maternal address, leading to applied projects with the NSW Cancer Institute.

Teaching areas

Geoff has taught the Environmental Health Unit (PUBH511) of the Master of Public Health (MPH)since 2008. He also teaches the Spatial and Environmental Epidemiology component (2 week module) of the Advanced Epidemiology Unit (PUBH5224) of the MPH.

Geoff is currently supervising PhD and MPhil students in a range of Environmental Epidemiology projects.

Current national competitive grants*


The Australian Regional Birthing Index (ARBI)
Barclay L, Morgan G, Donoghue D, Oats J, Grzybowski S, Dunbar T, Kruske S, Kildea S
NHMRC Project Grants ($473,512 over 3 years)

Understanding and ameliorating the human health effects of exposure to air pollution: from knowledge to policy and public health practice
Marks G, Jalaludin B, Morawska L, Williams G, Leeder S, Abramson M, Jones A, Morgan G, Dharmage S
NHMRC Centres of Research Excellence ($2,411,828 over 5 years)

* Grants administered through the University of Sydney