Staff profile - Justin Lawson

Dr Justin Lawson

Position: Associate Lecturer
Faculty or Division: Faculty of Health
Department: School of Health & Social Development
Campus: Melbourne Burwood Campus
Phone: +61 3 92443718 +61 3 92443718
Email: justin.lawson@deakin.edu.au

Academic

Teaching Interests

Environmental studies, environmental health, environmental sociology, sustainability, climate change, food security, natural resources, renewable technology, sense of place.


Subjects and units currently teaching

Chair:

HSH112 Local and Global Environments for Health

Taught into:

HBS107 Understanding Health

HBS108 Health Information and Data

HSH113 Social Perspectives on Population Health

HSH206 Human Development and Healthy Families

HSH306 People, Health and Place

HSH701 Principles and Practice of Public Health

HSH736 Community Consultation and Participation

SHD 201 Creating Sustainable Futures

SBS146 Working with Science

SBS350 Community Science Project

Marker:

ASS206  Medical Anthropology

ASS228 Australian People: Anthropological Insights

HME101/201 Medicine

HSH731 Minor project (MPH)

SQA/SLE201 Society and Environment


Student supervision

2014 (ongoing), Anjali Singh, PhD candidate, Investigating the efficacy of EH regulatory frameworks in the protection of the environment and human health in urban India, Principal supervisor: Dr Rebecca Patrick, Associate supervisor: Dr Justin Lawson.

2014 (ongoing), Erica Gurner, Masters by Research candidate, Creating a narrative of wellbeing of people and health of the environment, Principal supervisor: Dr Rebecca Patrick, Associate supervisor: Dr Justin Lawson.

2014 (complete), Sithara Samanmali Wanni Arachchige Dona Implications of community gardens on Public Health in Australia, HSH 731 & 732 Minor Project.

2014 (complete), Gurbir Singh Creating Rooftop Gardens For Urban Environments, HSH 731 & 732 Minor Project.

2014 (complete), Nivali Balmoori Food Insecurity Prevalent in Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Developed Countries, HSH 731 & 732 Minor Project.

2014 (complete), Michele Shea Community Gardens and their impact on modern day health and wellbeing, HSH 731 & 732 Minor Project, co-supervised with Dr Claire Henderson-Wilson.

2013 (complete), Ge Xuan, Reducing harms to elderly people from heatwaves in Victoria, Australia, HSH 731 & 732 Minor Project, co-supervised with Dr Rebecca Patrick.

2013 (complete), Gaurav Sonaria, Urbanisation, Climate Change and Public Health: A critique of Urban Design Plans in Australian Cities, HSH 731 & 732 Minor Project, co-supervised with Dr Rebecca Patrick.


Related Links

http://www.deakin.edu.au/health/hsd/research/niche/hns/index.php


Awards

Awards and prizes

2013 Faculty of Health Award for Excellence - Health, Nature and Sustainability Research Group

2008 Deakin University Postgraduate Award Scholarship


Research

Research interests

Contact with nature, eco-health, spirituality and nature/environment, greening urban space, alternative technology and transport, biodiversity conservation, augmented reality


Research groups

Health, Nature and Sustainability Research Group


Publications

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