Associate Professor Linda Selvey

Associate Professor

School of Public Health
Faculty of Medicine
+61 7 336 55281


Linda Selvey is a public health physician and an infectious diseases epidemiologist. She previously worked for Queensland Health in senior positions, including as Executive Director, Population Health Queensland. She has also previously worked as CEO of Greenpeace Australia Pacific. She returned to academia at Curtin University's School of Public Health in 2012, and commenced in UQ's School of Public Health in 2017. She is passionate about protecting human health from the impacts of the climate crisis and her research interests include hepatitis C treatment in marginalised populations, increasing vaccine uptake, Clostridium difficile epidemiology and the health impacts of climate change.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor (Honours), The University of Queensland


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  • Moodie, Rob, Carnell, Kate, Daube, Mike, Connors, Christine, Larkin, Shaun, Roberts, Lyn, Segal, Leonie, Selvey, Linda, Zimmet, Paul, Barry, Ange, Brown, Wendy, Crawford, David, Friel, Sharon, Gill, Tim, Herriot, Michele, Martin, Jane, Moodie, Marj, O’Dea, Kerin, Slevin, Terry, Thompson, Susan, Wake, Melissa and Williams, Peter (2009). Australia: The healthiest country by 2020. Technical Paper 1. Obesity in Australia: a need for urgent action. Including addendum for October 2008 to June 2009. Publications Approval Number- P3-5458 Canberrra, ACT, Australia: Australian Government Preventative Health TaskForce: Obesity Working Group.

Book Chapter

  • Selvey, Linda A. (2024). Climate and Environment. Political Determinants of Health in Australia. (pp. 167-183) London: Routledge. doi: 10.4324/9781003315490-13

  • Lobo, Roanna, McCausland, Kahlia, Bates, Julie, Selvey, Linda, Jones, Jesse, Jeffreys, Elena, Dean, Judith and Fitzgerald, Lisa (2021). Lessons learned from Australian case studies of sex workers engaged in academic research about sex worker health, well-being and structural impediments. Peer research in health and social development: international perspectives on participatory research. (pp. 233-245) edited by Bell, Stephen, Aggleton, Peter and Gibson, Ally. Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom: Routledge. doi: 10.4324/9780429316920-22

Journal Article

Conference Publication

Other Outputs

  • Panahi, Idin, Puljevic, Cheneal, Smirnov, Andrew and Selvey, Linda (2022). QuIHN Prison Transition Service Evaluation. Brisbane, QLD Australia: EC Australia.

  • Vaithianathan, Rhema, Ryan, Matthew, Anchugina, Nina, Selvey, Linda, Dare, Tim and Brown, Anna (2020). Digital contact tracing for COVID-19: a primer for policymakers.

  • Ostini, Remo, McGrail Matthew, Kondalsamy-Chennakesavan Srinivas, Hill Peter, O’Sullivan Belinda, Selvey, Linda, Eley, Diane, Adegbija, Odewumi, Boyle, Fran, Dettrick, Zoe, Jennaway, Megan and Strasser, Sarah (2019). Rural Physicians: Training and professional support study. Toowoomba, Australia: The University of Queensland Rural Clinical School.

  • Hall, N., Barbosa, M. C., Currie, D., Dean, A.J., Head, B., Hill, P. S., Naylor, S., Reid, S., Selvey, L. and Willis, J. (2017). Water, sanitation and hygiene in remote Indigenous Australian communities: a scan of priorities. Global Change Institute discussion paper: water for equity and wellbeing series. 2207-9602. Global Change Institute, The University of Queensland, Brisbane.

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

Completed Supervision