My PhD specifically looked at how we define dangerously hot days in Australian cities (is humid heat more dangerous? Are hot days more dangerous at the end of a heatwave?), how those days are changing with the climate, and what that means for our hospitals in the future.
(It’s, uh, a bit long. If you’re looking for a more general publication record, that’s on Google Scholar.)
When I originally returned to do an honours degree, I actually didn’t intend to do a PhD (please don’t tell my supervisor). After years of teaching myself animation, I wanted to make videos about climate science, but I didn’t feel I had the understanding or authority (and I wasn’t aware of the growing courses in science communication).
When I reached out to the CCRC, they had an honours project around health, statistics and climate. I loved all of those ideas (and understood one of them 😅), so I gratefully accepted, intending to move on a year later. Turns out it didn’t work out that way at all.
Many of the projects on this site were experiments or side-projects developed during my PhD.
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