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Heather is completing her PhD in the association between hot weather and aggressive inter-personal behaviour in the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences.  Prior to this Heather spent 15 years working in federal, state and local government in climate change mitigation and adaptation. 

Her research interests include adaptation of climate change on human health and settlements, specifically sea level rise, extreme heat and violence (including family violence) and incorporating greenspace as a mitigation and adaptation solution. 

Education/Academic qualification

IAP2 Certificate in Public Participation, Tywfords Training

Award Date: 1 Nov 2015

Masters of Environment and Business, University of Newcastle

Award Date: 1 Mar 2015

Diploma of Project Management

Award Date: 1 Feb 2015

Bachelor of Applied Science , Western Sydney University

Award Date: 3 Mar 2007

Masters of Research, Macquarie University

External positions

Casual academic, University of Newcastle

1 Aug 2018 → …

Senior Project officer –Impacts and Adaptation, Regional Operations Group, Office of Environment and Heritage, NSW

1 Feb 201431 Mar 2017

Climate Adaptation Project Officer – sea level rise and estuaries, Adaptation Management Plans , Lake Macquarie City Council

1 Feb 200930 Nov 2014

Senior Policy Officer - Settlements and Built Environment / Adaptation Partnerships , Commonwealth Department of Environment

6 Jan 200731 Jan 2009


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