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Dr Shannon Rutherford


Shannon Rutherford

Senior Lecturer
School of Medicine - Public Health
+61 (0)412 911 206 (Work)
+61 (0)7 5552 7904 (Work)
G01 3.32, Gold Coast Campus

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With an undergraduate degree in environmental science and a PhD in environmental health, I have worked in both university and government settings for over 20 years in the environmental science and environment and public health fields. My 5 years in the Environmental Health Unit of Queensland Health as scientific adviser, senior research officer and Principle Adviser expanded my knowledge of environmental health science and the needs and issues for environmental health in Queensland. After moving back to the School of Environment and working actively in the Centre for Environment and Population Health (CEPH) I became involved in climate change and health impacts and adaptation research and supervised numerous PhD students in the areas of risk communication, water and sanitation, climate change and health and disaster management. I have also been involved in public health leadership development with public health professionals from many countries and through this work I have developed a strong international network. In my past role as Deputy Director, Training and Capacity Building CEPH I was involved in short-course training and other capacity building activities, research supervision and international development projects and WHO consultancies. My current role in School of Medicine is focussed on teaching into the Master of Public Health and Master of Global Public Health programs and PhD supervision


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