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Paul is an Environmental Health Scientist. His research interests include impacts of climate change on human health, with a particular focus on allergens and allergic diseases. It is for this research that he won the 2009 Eureka Prize for Medical Research. Paul was also a contributing author of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's (IPCC's) Fourth Assessment Report published in 2007, the same year the IPCC won the Nobel Peace Prize. Paul is a Past President of the International Society of Biometeorology (having served as President from 2008-2011).

External positions

AusPollen Aerobiology Standards Working Party Member, Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy

2019 → …

Vice President, International Association for Aerobiology


Editorial Advisory Board Member, International Journal of Biometeorology

Past President, International Society of Biometeorology

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Projects 2008 2017

Satellite tracking of emerging health threats from grass pollen exposure

Beggs, P., Huete, A., Davies, J. & Thibaudon, M.

18/04/17 → …

Project: Research

AusPollen: Implementation of a standardized national pollen alert system for better management of allergic respiratory health

Beggs, P., Davies, J., Erbas, B., Katelaris, C., Newbigin, E., Huete, A., Ebert, E., van Klinken, R., Haberle, S. & Medek, D.

1/06/16 → …

Project: Research

Research Outputs 1995 2019

Enabling self-management of pollen allergies: a pre-season questionnaire evaluating the perceived benefit of providing local pollen information

Medek, D. E., Simunovic, M., Erbas, B., Katelaris, C. H., Lampugnani, E. R., Huete, A., Beggs, P. J. & Davies, J. M., 18 Jul 2019, In : Aerobiologia.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

hay fever
Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis
Self Care

Hot and bothered? Associations between temperature and crime in Australia

Stevens, H. R., Beggs, P. J., Graham, P. L. & Chang, H-C., Jun 2019, In : International Journal of Biometeorology. 63, 6, p. 747-762 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review


Quality control of pollen identification and quantification exercise for the AusPollen Aerobiology Collaboration Network: a pilot study

Milic, A., Addison-Smith, B., Jones, P. J., Beggs, P. J., Erbas, B. & Davies, J. M., 5 Apr 2019, In : Aerobiologia.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Quality Control
quality control

Temperature-related changes in airborne allergenic pollen abundance and seasonality across the northern hemisphere: a retrospective data analysis

Ziska, L. H., Makra, L., Harry, S. K., Bruffaerts, N., Hendrickx, M., Coates, F., Saarto, A., Thibaudon, M., Oliver, G., Damialis, A., Charalampopoulos, A., Vokou, D., Heiđmarsson, S., Guđjohnsen, E., Bonini, M., Oh, J-W., Sullivan, K., Ford, L., Brooks, G. D., Myszkowska, D. & 6 othersSeverova, E., Gehrig, R., Ramón, G. D., Beggs, P. J., Knowlton, K. & Crimmins, A. R., Mar 2019, In : The Lancet Planetary Health. 3, 3, p. e124-e131 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
data analysis
climate change
Climate Change

Climate change: allergens and allergic diseases

Katelaris, C. H. & Beggs, P. J., 7 Feb 2018, In : Internal Medicine Journal. 48, 2, p. 129-134 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Climate Change
Cyclonic Storms

Press / Media

Climate change could affect grass pollen seasons, and your hayfever

Paul Beggs


1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Research

Nighttime Swirls

Paul Beggs


1 media contribution

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

It’s not a future health threat. It’s already here

Paul Beggs


1 media contribution

Press/Media: Research

For Australia, climate change a perfect storm for allergies

Paul Beggs


1 media contribution

Press/Media: Research

Australia unprepared for climate change impact on allergies

Paul Beggs


2 media contributions

Press/Media: Other