Research on globalisation, environmental change and health.
As the international process to reduce greenhouse gas emissions progresses slowly, the policy focus is now shifting towards developing the best responses to climate change. Centre research has focused on improving the evidence base for developing effective public health responses extreme weather events, particularly heat waves and floods events.
Current scientific evidence indicates that climate change will contribute to the global burden of disease through increases in diarrhoeal disease, vector-borne disease and malnutrition and the health impacts of extreme weather and climate events. We are continuing to develop methods for quantifying the health risks associated with climate change at the national, regional and global level.