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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

Council at-Large Member, International Association for Aerobiology

Editorial Advisory Board Member, International Journal 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 Output 1995 2018

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

Climate change and allergy in Australia: an innovative, high-income country, at potential risk

Beggs, P. J., 6 Dec 2018, In : Public Health Research and Practice. 28, 4, p. 1-8 8 p., e2841828.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Climate Change

Dynamic ecological observations from satellites inform aerobiology of allergenic grass pollen

Devadas, R., Huete, A. R., Vicendese, D., Erbas, B., Beggs, P. J., Medek, D., Haberle, S. G., Newnham, R. M., Johnston, F. H., Jaggard, A. K., Campbell, B., Burton, P. K., Katelaris, C. H., Newbigin, E., Thibaudon, M. & Davies, J. M., 15 Aug 2018, In : Science of the Total Environment. 633, p. 441-451 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Pulmonary diseases

The Lancet Countdown down under: tracking progress on health and climate change in Australia

Zhang, Y. & Beggs, P. J., 16 Apr 2018, In : Medical Journal of Australia. 208, 7, p. 285-286 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/opinionResearch

The Melbourne epidemic thunderstorm asthma event 2016: an investigation of environmental triggers, effect on health services, and patient risk factors

Thien, F., Beggs, P. J., Csutoros, D., Darvall, J., Hew, M., Davies, J. M., Bardin, P. G., Bannister, T., Barnes, S., Bellomo, R., Byrne, T., Casamento, A., Conron, M., Cross, A., Crosswell, A., Douglass, J. A., Durie, M., Dyett, J., Ebert, E., Erbas, B. & 36 othersFrench, C., Gelbart, B., Gillman, A., Harun, N-S., Huete, A., Irving, L., Karalapillai, D., Ku, D., Lachapelle, P., Langton, D., Lee, J., Looker, C., MacIsaac, C., McCaffrey, J., McDonald, C. F., McGain, F., Newbigin, E., O'Hehir, R., Pilcher, D., Prasad, S., Rangamuwa, K., Ruane, L., Sarode, V., Silver, J. D., Southcott, A. M., Subramaniam, A., Suphioglu, C., Susanto, N. H., Sutherland, M. F., Taori, G., Taylor, P., Torre, P., Vetro, J., Wigmore, G., Young, A. C. & Guest, C., 1 Jun 2018, In : The Lancet Planetary Health. 2, 6, p. 255-263 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Health Services
health service

Press / Media

EXPERT REACTION: Dust storm asthma warning for SA

Paul Beggs


1 media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

What are the health impacts of climate change in Australia?

Paul Beggs


1 media contribution

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

Australia to join global health and climate change initiative

Paul Beggs


1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Research