Professor Hilary Bambrick
Faculty of Health
School of Public Health & Social Work
Professor Bambrick is an environmental epidemiologist and bioanthropologist whose research focuses on the health impacts of climate variability and change, especially on more vulnerable populations, and climate adaptation planning to improve health. Her research is largely based in Australia, Africa, Asia and the Pacific.
Her doctoral thesis (ANU, 2003) examined Indigenous child growth and risk of subsequent diabetes.
Not only has Professor Bambrick published over 130 articles, editorials, articles, book chapters, reports and conference items, she has also contributed as a lead investigator to the award of $10 million in national competitive grants and industry funding.
Professor Bambrick is regularly invited to consult for government (Federal, State and international) and non-government organisations on climate change impacts and adaptation. She led the health impacts assessment for the Australian Government’s Garnaut Climate Change Review (2008), the Health Synthesis Report for Towards a Resilient Sydney (2012), and the Climate Adaptation Strategy for Health for the Government of Samoa (2013).
In 2011 she received a NSW Young Tall Poppy Award for outstanding achievements in scientific research and communication.
In 2016 she was appointed to the Climate Council.more...