Research, Policy and Practice Fellow in Climate Change and Healthcare

Canberra, Australia
$103,841 to $117,736 per annum plus 17% superannuation
22 Jun 2022
End of advertisement period
29 Jul 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Classification: Academic Level B
Salary package: $103,841 to $117,736 per annum plus 17% superannuation
Term: Full time, Fixed term (up to 2 years with possible extension)
Position Description: Academic Level B_Research Fellow_Lecturer (externally funded)_HEAL climate change and healthcare postdoc v3 (2) (1).pdf

  • Be part of an interdisciplinary, collaborative project involving over 30 organisations across Australia
  • Bring measurable improvement to the health of Australians through collaborative research
  • Train and develop the nation's next leaders in environmental health and sustainable development research, policy and practice

Position overview

ANU has an international reputation for research and education relevant to the health and well-being of the population of Australia, as well as that of the developing world. This is achieved through discovery research, applied research in public and environmental health, research in health service settings, research-led teaching in health and medical sciences, and the translation of research findings into practice and policy. The ANU College of Health and Medicine comprises the Research School of Psychology, the ANU Medical School, the John Curtin School of Medical Research, and the National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health. These schools and centre work together to deliver world-class research and education across the spectrum of medicine and health-related fields, working in partnership with the health sector at local, national and international levels.

The NHMRC Healthy Environments And Lives (HEAL) Network is a collaboration of over 30 organisations from across Australia aiming to catalyse research, knowledge exchange and translation into policy and practice that will bring measurable improvements to our health, the Australian health system, and the environment. HEAL’s programme of research and translation aims to: (A) protect and improve public health, especially the health of at-risk groups in regions and communities disproportionately affected by environmental and climate change; (B) strengthen health system resilience, preparedness and responsiveness to changing environmental conditions and related diseases, and reduce the health system’s environmental impact; and (C) reduce inequities and inequalities within and across communities and generations.

HEAL’s National Implementation Centre based at the ANU College of Health and Medicine involves researchers from the National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, the ANU Medical School, Research School of Psychology, Fenner School of Environment and Society, and Crawford School of Public Policy. The National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health (NCEPH) is a leading centre of public and environmental health research in Australia. Researchers have a tradition of excellence in addressing the world’s most pressing public and environmental health issues, including those related to climate change, chronic diseases, infectious diseases, and environmental pollution.

HEAL is looking to engage a Research, Policy and Practice Postdoctoral Fellow in Climate Change and Healthcare who will undertake work in all three areas of academic activity – research, education and service (including outreach). The successful candidate will work collegially across a diverse range of stakeholders in the area of climate change and health systems resilience and sustainability to bring measurable improvements to the health of Australians and the environment.

For informal enquiries about this position please contact Professor Sotiris Vardoulakis:

The University actively encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. For more information on employment opportunities, contact our Indigenous Employment Consultant via:

ANU values diversity and inclusion and is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to those of all backgrounds and identities. For more information about staff equity at ANU, visit

Application information

In order to apply for this role please make sure that you upload the following documents:

  • A statement addressing the selection criteria.
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV) which includes the names and contact details of at least three referees (preferably including a current or previous supervisor). If your CV does not include referees you can complete these online when prompted in the application form.
  • Other documents, if required.

Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.

Please note: The successful candidate will be required to undergo a background check during the recruitment process. An offer of employment is conditional on satisfactory results.

Closing Date: 29 July 2022