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HEAL Network

The vision of the Healthy Environments And Lives (HEAL) Network is to catalyse research, knowledge exchange and translation into policy and practice that will bring measurable improvements to our health, the Australian health system, and the environment.

HEAL is a democratic research network with strong Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leadership, and regional hubs and communities of practice from across Australia.

HEAL aims to:

  1. Protect and improve public health, especially the health of at-risk groups in regions and communities disproportionately affected by environmental and climate change.
  2. Strengthen health system resilience, preparedness and responsiveness to changing environmental conditions and related diseases, and reduce the health system’s environmental impact.
  3. Reduce inequities and inequalities within and across communities and generations.

HEAL Leadership Team

Professor Sotiris Vardoulakis
Australian National University,
HEAL Director and ACT Hub Leader
Dr Veronica Matthews
University of Sydney,
Indigenous Knowledge Systems Theme and NSW Hub Leader
Professor Rebecca Bentley
University of Melbourne,
Urban Health & Built Environment Theme and Victoria Hub Leader
Professor Alan Cass AO
Menzies School of Health Research,
Northern Territory Hub Leader
Professor Cordia Chu
Griffith University,
Science Communication Theme and Queensland Hub Leader
Dr Brad Farrant
Telethon Kids Institute,
Western Australia Hub Leader
Professor Fay Johnston
University of Tasmania,
Bushfires & Air Pollution Theme and Tasmania Hub Leader
Professor Craig Williams
University of South Australia,
South Australia Hub Leader

Theme Leaders

Assoc Prof Linda Ford
Charles Darwin University,
Indigenous Knowledge Systems Theme Leader
Professor Marion Kickett
Curtin University,
Indigenous Knowledge Systems Theme Leader
Professor James Ward
University of Queensland,
Indigenous Knowledge Systems Theme Leader
Dist Prof Kerrie Mengersen
QUT,
Data & Decision Support Systems Leader
Dr Ivan Hanigan
University of Sydney,
Data & Decision Support Systems Leader
Professor Iain Walker
Australian National University,
Science Communication Leader
Professor Alexandra Barratt
University of Sydney,
Health System Resilience and Sustainability Leader
Assoc Prof Rebecca Haddock
Australian Healthcare & Hospitals Association,
Health System Resilience and Sustainability Leader
Assoc Prof Geoff Morgan
University of Sydney,
Bushfires & Air Pollution Theme Leader
Professor Nanthi Bolan
University of Western Australia,
Food, Soil & Water Security Theme Leader
Professor Erica Donner
University of South Australia,
Food, Soil & Water Security Theme Leader
Professor Wenbiao Hu
QUT,
Biosecurity & Emerging Infections Theme Leader
Professor Colleen Lau
University of Queensland,
Biosecurity & Emerging Infections Theme Leader
Assoc Prof Xiaoqi Feng
University of Sydney,
Urban Health & Built Environment Theme Leader
Professor John Wakerman
Menzies School of Health Research,
Rural & Remote Health Theme Leader
Professor Ross Bailie
University of Sydney,
Rural & Remote Health Theme Leader
Dr Caitlin Wyrwoll
University of Western Australia,
At-risk Populations & Life Course Solutions Theme Leader
Professor Philip Hansbro
University of Technology Sydney,
At-risk Populations & Life Course Solutions Theme Leader