Dr Christine Cowie is an environmental epidemiologist and Senior Research Fellow with the UNSW South West Sydney Clinical School and the Centre for Air Pollution, Energy and Health Research (CAR) based at the Woolcock Institute of Medical Research (WIMR). Her major research focus is in quantifying the health effects of air pollution exposures and developing appropriate tools for exposure measurement. She has a special interest in the health effects of traffic related exposures.
She has a broad background in environmental health, encompassing research, teaching at the University of Sydney in the Master of Public Health, and policy implementation with the NSW Health Department for over ten years as well as work with a Public Health Unit. Her work with the NSW Health Department’s Environmental Health Branch focussed on water quality and lead contamination issues and she established and managed the Water Unit within the EHB.