Dr Simon Hales


Research Associate Professor

University of Otago, Wellington


Simon is an epidemiologist with an interest in empirical modelling of global environmental health issues. His research interests include:

  • Assessing health aspects of vulnerability and adaptation to climate change
  • Estimating the global burden of disease attributable to climate change
  • Health co benefits of climate change mitigation
  • Health impact assessment of air pollution exposure

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Novel use of three administrative datasets to establish a cohort for environmental health researchBMC Public Health, 2015, 15, 246
Health co-benefits of climate change mitigation policies in the transport sectorNature Climate Change 4, 427–433 (2014)
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Climate variability, weather and enteric disease incidence in New Zealand: Time series analysis PloS one, 8:12, 2013
Ecosystems and human well-being: Health synthesis Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (Program), World Health Organization
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Air pollution and mortality in New Zealand: Cohort studyJournal of Epidemiology & Community Health, 2012, 66(5):468-473
Climate change and infectious diseases in New Zealand: A brief review and tentative research agendaReviews on Environmental Health, 2011, 26(2):93-99
Human Health - Chapter 8Download or view online
Public health benefits of strategies to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions: low-carbon electricity generationThe Lancet, 374(9706):2006-15, 12 December 2009
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Effects of air pollution on healthBMJ, 2007, 335:314-315
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Climate change and human health: Present and future risksThe Lancet, 367(9513):859 - 869, 11 March 2006
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