Profiles And Contributions To This Article

Developing rural community health risk assessments for climate change: a Tasmanian pilot study

Erica  Bell

Erica Bell

qualifications: PhD

contribution: original concept, designed the project, devised survey tool, literature review, supplied data, collected data, wrote the first draft, contributed to drafts, devised survey tool, supplied data, supervised data collection, contributed to drafts, IT development

position: Former Associate Professor (deceased)


Dr Erica Bell works as a research fellow in the Hobart office of the University Department of Rural Health, University of Tasmania. She is involved in a broad range of collaborative projects, including rural health education, youth residential rehabilitation service delivery, and falls prevention for older clients. Recently a paper she wrote on self-management of chronic diseases was accepted by the Canadian Journal of Rural Medicine. She has led many projects involving diverse educators, community and stakeholder groups, producing over forty publications that have helped develop policy and practices in the post-compulsory education sectors. She has been a secretariat member on ministerial reviews of education, and was one of two consultants who produced Australia's first national guidelines on assessment quality and equity for the Australasian Curriculum, Assessment and Certification Authorities.

Paul  Turner

Paul Turner

qualifications: PhD

contribution: designed the project

position: Associate Professor and Deputy Director


A/Professor in Health informatics with a research team focused on innovations in health service delivery. Strong focus on Human Centred Systems and Patients experience.

Holger  Meinke

Holger Meinke

qualifications: PhD

contribution: contributed to drafts, literature review

position: Professor and Head of School/Director

Neil  Holbrook

Neil Holbrook

qualifications: PhD

contribution: contributed to drafts, literature review

position: Associate Professor

Neil Holbrook is Associate Professor of Climatology and Climate Change, and Deputy Head, Centre for Oceans and Cryosphere within the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies at the University of Tasmania. His interests and expertise are in the ocean's role in climate, ocean and climate dynamics, climate variability, extremes, climate change, systems science, and climate effects on human health. He led Australia's National Climate Change Adaptation Research Network for Marine Biodiversity and Resources [2009-2013]. Neil is elected President of the International Commission on Climate and elected Fellow of the Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society.

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