Dr Simon Hales

MB BChir, MPH

Research Associate Professor

University of Otago, Wellington

RESEARCH INTERESTS

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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KEY PUBLICATIONS

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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