Heatwaves, population health, and emergency management in Australia-a qualitative study

  • Han, Gil-Soo (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Bi, Peng (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Parton, Kevin (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Pisaniello, Dino (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Saniotis, Arthur (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Weinstein, Philip (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Nitschke, Monika (Partner Investigator (PI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

The project aims to 1) investigate attitudes/behaviours of individuals/groups that provide emergency assistance/care to vulnerable people during heatwaves; 2)Identification and development of key themes related to emergency response to heatwaves; 3)Use collected information to gain new insights into risk factors, improve heatwave-related interventions and service delivery, to raise public awareness; and 4) Reduce the social/health disadvantage of families/communities, by specifically considering those disadvantaged groups; and provide necessary evidence for Emergency Management Planning for Heatwaves. The project will identify appropriate societal/health emergency response for reducing vulnerabilities to heatwaves in Australia.
Effective start/end date2/01/0931/12/10


  • Australian Research Council (ARC)