QAEHS in Focus: Linda Selvey

3 Feb 2020

QAEHS in Focus shines the spotlight on QAEHS staff and students to showcase the expertise and talent within our Centre.

How long have you worked at/been involved with QAEHS? I started working with QAEHS in mid-2017.

What is your favourite thing about working at/with QAEHS? I love the opportunity to hear from and work with people with a wide range of expertise who are doing amazing work.

What is something you learned in the last week? The impacts of Australia’s bushfire crisis are far-reaching, some of which I would have anticipated, but others, for example the impact on water quality, I hadn’t.

What research are you working on now? I’m about to start a scoping review on the impact of prolonged heat on health and health services. I’m working with the Pacific Community to develop an application to the Green Climate Fund for research funds into climate change adaptation. I’m also doing some action-based research on improving hepatitis C treatment coverage in primary care and corrections settings.

How does environmental health feature in your work? My passion is trying to limit the risk of dangerous climate change as well as improving adaptation responses. A lot of this is environmental health.

What is your favourite movie? Avatar. It shows the power of collective action.

Random fact you would like to share about yourself. Many people will know this already but I’m a keen bike rider – for transport and recreation. I have 7 bikes!