Natalie Skinner

Journal article

Drivers and barriers to heat stress resilience

Highlights Population heat stress resilience was surveyed in Adelaide The empirical benefit of heat stress resistant buildings to health was confirmed Air-conditioning decreases passive adaptation but not necessarily health problems Introducing a Building Energy Performance Certificate was recommended Pre-existing health conditions and tenancy predict higher...

The big squeeze: work, home and care in 2012

In recent years a number of major events have influenced Australians’ work, personal, family and community lives. The global financial crisis commenced in 2007/8 and international financial markets have experienced continuing instability. The Fair Work Act 2009 introduced a number of changes to the regulation...
Journal article

Heat stress risk and resilience in the urban environment

Heatwaves have been subject to significant attention in Australia and globally due to their negative impacts on the ecosystem, infrastructure, human health and social life. Measures to increase resilience to heatwaves, however, are mostly isolated in different disciplines. This paper proposes a framework integrating urban...

Morning, noon and night: the infiltration of work email into personal and family life

We live in a time of rapidly changing technology that impacts on every aspect of our lives. Perhaps the most noticeable changes are developments in technologies that enhance our capacity to communicate with each other and access information. Smartphones, laptops, broadband and wi-fi provide 24/7...

The persistent challenge: living, working and caring in Australia in 2014

Overview The Australian Work and Life Index (AWALI) survey measures how work intersects with other life activities, as seen by a randomly selected representative group of 2,690 working Australians. Alongside its usual assessment of work-life interference in Australia, the 2014 AWALI survey offers new insights...