Organisation

Macquarie University

Report

Supporting effective clinical communication in Australia: government and industry priorities

This project examines a range of Australian government health organisations and medical colleges to better understand what areas of communication in medicine are prioritised for support at postgraduate level (i.e. after medical school) and how this information is communicated with doctors via public websites.
Report

Urban trees and people’s yards mitigate extreme heat in western Adelaide: final summary report

This study assessed the effects of trees and other vegetation in people’s yards at reducing day time and night time heat during an extreme heatwave event in Western Adelaide.
Conference paper

The urban heat island in Australian city planning

Extreme heat associated with the Urban Heat Island (UHI) and future climate change will have a disproportional geographic and demographic impact across a city. This research investigates Australian cities' strategic plans for heat reduction to maintain their liveability towards heat stress from the UHI effect.
Conference paper

What lies beneath? Exploring the material influence of the underground on urban development in Newcastle and Lake Macquarie

Drawing on two case studies from the NSW Northern Coalfields, this paper considers economic value, government regulation, public perceptions, and urban development consequences, linking underground materiality with aboveground urban outcomes.
Report

Meeting the social and emotional support needs of older people using aged care services

Aged care services touch the lives of substantial – and increasing – numbers of people. This report draws data from several sources to explore how aged care services could better fulfil older people’s social and emotional support needs.