Dr Margaret Loughnan

Research Fellow – School of Geography and Environmental Sciences, Monash University
e. Margaret.Loughnan@monash.edu
p. (03) 9905 8279

Margaret completed her Bachelor of Arts (Honours) at Monash University in 2004. Her keen interest in regional and rural health, public health in developing countries, social and environmental epidemiology of arboviral disease and social determinants of health and health-related behaviours drove her to complete her PhD, ‘The Heart of the Matter – Insights into the Social and Environmental Epidemiology of Acute Myocardial Infarction in Melbourne, Australia’, in 2008. Throughout this time, Margaret utilised her expertise while completing various climate-related health projects with the Department of Human Services, Victoria and the National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF). This work allowed her to develop her understanding of the relationship between climate extremes, spatial variability and mortality. Her higher degree qualifications and enthusiasm for investigation in the field of Health Geography then led Margaret to accept a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at Monash University. Margaret is currently involved within projects such as Cities as Water Supply Catchments; Spatial Vulnerability Analysis of Urban Populations to Extreme Heat Events in Australian Capital Cities and Predicted Spatial Vulnerability for 2031 Climate Change Predictions; and Changing Heat: Direct Impacts of Temperature on Health and Productivity – Current Risks and Climate Change Projections.
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Margaret’s involvement in the Centre for Water Sensitive Cities includes: