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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 2020

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.


Project: Research

Climate change and allergy in NSW: vulnerability and adaptation

Beggs, P., Morgan, G., Boylan, S., AL Kouba, J. & Tofa, M.


Project: Other

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., Dec 2019, In : Aerobiologia. 35, 4, p. 777-782 6 p.

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

The 2019 report of the MJA–Lancet Countdown on health and climate change: a turbulent year with mixed progress

Beggs, P. J., Zhang, Y., Bambrick, H., Berry, H. L., Linnenluecke, M. K., Trueck, S., Bi, P., Boylan, S. M., Green, D., Guo, Y., Hanigan, I. C., Johnston, F. H., Madden, D. L., Malik, A., Morgan, G. G., Perkins-Kirkpatrick, S., Rychetnik, L., Stevenson, M., Watts, N. & Capon, A. G., Dec 2019, In : Medical Journal of Australia. 211, 11, p. 490-491.e21 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Climate Change
Renewable Energy
State Government

Press / Media

Future doctors demand climate change action now

Paul Beggs


2 items of media coverage

Press/Media: Other

Australia’s MJA Climate Change Report on Health

Paul Beggs


1 media contribution

Press/Media: Research

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


Socioeconomic and health impacts of climate change on vulnerable populations

Melanie Zeppel (Participant), Dr Sophie Lewis (Participant), Dr Sarah Perkins-Kirkpatrick (Participant), Petra Graham (Participant), Rupendra Shrestha (Participant), Hui Ping Evelyn Lee (Participant), Owen Tan (Participant), Heather Stevens (Participant), John Nairn (Participant), Paul Beggs (Participant), Deborah Schofield (Participant), Sarah Judd-Lam (Participant)

Impact: Other impacts