Education and training
HNS promotes interdisciplinary learning on the links between human health and the natural environment. This manifests as consulting on Deakin course content, welcoming research degree students to the centre and running educational workshops with the wider community.
In addition to research, the HNS team teaches in a number of undergraduate and postgraduate programs in health and sustainability, environmental health and planning for sustainable change.
The eco-social view is based on evidence that shows people's health is intrinsically linked to the health of the environment. It helps us identify all the health and sustainability benefits that may arise from one single action.
co-lead of the HNSRG
Members of HNS are recognised both nationally and internationally. The group is led by Honorary Associate Professor Mardie Townsend, a prolific researcher and well-respected supervisor.
Our members include: