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 Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH), 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: