Professor Melissa Haswell

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Faculty of Health,
School of Public Health & Social Work

Personal details


Faculty of Health,
School of Public Health & Social Work


Public Health and Health Services

Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008


  • PhD (University of London)

Professional memberships and associations

  • International Society for Environmental Epidemiology (Member of the Scientific Committee for ISEE Conference 2017);
  • International Association for the Prevention of Suicide
  • Climate and Health Alliance
  • Public Health Association Australia (Ecology and Environment Special Interest Group & Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Special Interest Group)
  • Doctors for the Environment Australia (Honorary Member)
  • Protect Sydney’s Water Alliance


Recent and Current Unit Coordination and Delivery at QUT

  • PUN620 Concepts of Environmental Health
  • PUN015 Environmental Management and Sustainability
  • PUN617 Health, Safety and Environment Leadership and Management
  • PUP415 Occupational Health


  • CAPHIA (Council of Academic Public Health Institutions Australiasia) Award for Excellence in Public Health Teaching (2018)
  • UNSW Vice Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence for Programs that Enhance Learning; Team Award with Muru Marri (with Lisa Jackson Pulver, Megan Williams, Sally Fitzpatrick) (2014)
  • Post-Graduate Supervision Award, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, UNSW (2013)

Past Teaching Experience

  • Established and led a University of Queensland Torres Strait Island micro-campus, recruited and managed academic affairs for four student cohorts leading to over 20 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander graduates from Far North Queensland
  • Delivered 14 different undergraduate courses within the Bachelor of Applied Health Science (Indigenous Primary Health Care) degree; University of Queensland Brisbane and Torres Strait and Northern Peninsula Area campuses
  • Developed and delivered four postgraduate electives in the Masters of Public Health (University of Queensland and University of New South Wales) in Environmental Health (6 times); Indigenous Health and Wellbeing across the Lifespan (5 times); Mental Health Promotion (twice); Psychosocial Aspects of Traumatic Loss (twice)

Selected publications

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