Professor Melissa Haswell

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PhD (University of London)

Current Position at QUT (Commenced June 2016; currently 0.2 FTE)

  • Former Discipline Lead of Health, Safety and Environment in the School of Public Health and Community Medicine, Faculty of Health
  • Former Course Coordinator, Post-Graduate Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety and Master of Health, Safety and Environment
  • Researcher in Climate Change Adaptation, Empowerment and Wellbeing, Environmental Health and Aboriginal Health

Formal Qualifications

  • 1987   Ph.D. (Infectious Disease Epidemiology) Imperial College of Science and Technology,University of London, UK. (Professor RM Anderson, supervisor)
  • 1982   M.Sc. (Bacteriology and Immunology), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA.(Professor Lindsay Hutt-Fletcher, supervisor)
  • 1980   B.A. (Biology), Hiram College, Hiram, Ohio, USA.

Additional Educational Experience

  • 2011   Trauma and Resilience – Theory and Practice from the Israeli Experience, Hebrew University
  • 2008  Certificate III Family Well Being Empowerment Program, Four Stages plus Facilitator Training, Cairns TAFE and James Cook University
  • 2003  Mental Health Outcomes Training, Queensland  Health
  • 1995   National  Short  Course  Environmental Health:  Assessing and Managing Risk, Flinders University, Adelaide University and SA Health Commission

Additional information

Melissa and collaborators from University of Sydney and University of Sydney, together with multiple Torres Strait governance organisations, have just completed  a Sector Adaptation Planning  project (SAP+) entitled, Sharing for Solutions: Comprehensive Community-Based Climate Change Health and Wellbeing Impact Assessment to enhance community health service and cross-sectional engagement and planning in the Torres Strait Islands funded by the Department of Environment and Science (June 2022).