Using systems science to secure the health workforce against climate change (2024–2027)

The widespread maldistribution of the Australian health workforce is creating significant health human resource shortages in non-urban areas of need. Climate-related extreme weather events (i.e., heat, droughts, fires, floods) are projected to exacerbate workforce deficiencies in rural regions. This project aims to explore how climate change will impact the future of the rural health workforce through a novel integration of computational systems science methods. The project expects to discover new policies to correct the maldistribution and strengthen the resilience of the rural health workforce against climate change impacts. Benefits include a sustained and more adaptable workforce leading to improved health for vulnerable communities.
Grant type:
ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
  • Research Fellow/Senior Research off
    Southern Queensland Rural Health
    Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
Funded by:
Australian Research Council