Associate Professor Nina Lansbury

Associate Professor

School of Public Health
Faculty of Medicine
+61 7 334 64717


Associate Professor Nina Lansbury (also published as Nina Hall) is an environmental public health research and teaching academic at The University of Queensland’s School of Public Health. Her current research at UQ examines environmental health aspects that support the health and wellbeing of remote Indigenous community residents on both mainland Australia and in the Torres Strait in terms of housing, water and sanitation, and women's health. She also investigates the impacts of climate change on human health, and this involved a role as Lead Author on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC AR6 WG II). Within the research sector, she was previously a senior research scientist at CSIRO, manager of the Sustainable Water program at The University of Queensland, and senior research consultant at the Institute for Sustainable Futures, UTS. Within the non-government sector, she was previously the director of the Climate Action Network Australia and research coordinator at the Mineral Policy Institute.

Research Interests

  • Climate change and health
  • Water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH)
  • Indigenous health
  • Sustainable development
  • Women's health

Research Impacts

Nina has worked on environmental and social sustainability issues in research and non-government organisations and she is motivated by an aim to create and contribute to high-impact research that responds to complex or ‘wicked’ environmental and social challenges in Australia and globally. She conducts research and teaching on responses to complex issues around the sustainable and integrated development, including management and use of water and energy resources with social, environmental and economic considerations. This includes communicating water, renewable energy and health-relevant research findings into policy outcomes with stakeholders, which covers research on community engagement, behaviour change and policy analysis.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Macquarie University
  • Bachelor (Honours) of Science, University of New South Wales
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of New South Wales


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  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Master Philosophy

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Available Projects

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Book Chapter

  • Lansbury, Nina and Sendall, Marguerite C. (2024). Waste and Water. Political Determinants of Health in Australia. (pp. 148-166) London: Routledge. doi: 10.4324/9781003315490-12

  • Lawrence, J., Mackey, B., Chiew, F., Costello, M., Lansbury, N., Hennessy, K., Nidumolu, U., Pecl, G., Rickards, L., Tapper, N., Woodward, A. and Wreford, A. (2022). Chapter 11: Australasia. Working Group II: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability, Sixth Assessment Report. (pp. 1-151) edited by H.-O. Pottner and D. Roberts. Geneva, Switzerland: Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

  • Hall, Nina L. and Creamer, Sandra (2022). Menstrual health and hygiene in sustainable development goal 6. Clean water and sanitation. (pp. 413-421) edited by Walter Leal Filho, Anabela Marisa Azul, Luciana Brandli, Amanda Lange Salvia and Tony Wall. Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-95846-0_170

  • Hall, Nina (2017). A selective review of methodologies and tools for integrated approaches to implementation of the SDGs - Achieving the SDGs for water and beyond. Integrated Approaches for SDG Planning: The Case of SDG 6 on Water and Sanitation. (pp. 19-21) edited by Nikolova, A.. Bangkok Thailand: United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific.

Journal Article

Conference Publication

Other Outputs

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Master Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

Possible Research Projects

Note for students: The possible research projects listed on this page may not be comprehensive or up to date. Always feel free to contact the staff for more information, and also with your own research ideas.