Professor Donna Green
Professor

Professor Donna Green

PhD, University of California, Berkeley 2004.

Science
School of Biological, Earth & Environmental Sciences

I am an environmental scientist with international recognition for world-leading multidisciplinary applied research on the interconnected human impacts of climate change, energy policy and air pollution. My team investigates how best to balance ways to improve indoor air quality from outdoor air pollution (such as from traffic, bushfires or industry) against the increasingly recognised risks from indoor air (eg. airborne diseases such as COVID-19). I lead research and practical collaborations with engineers, legal and policy practitioners, and public health experts to design effective, evidence-based solutions.

 

My CleanAir Schools program was recently awarded the Clean Air Society Australia & New Zealand Innovation & Excellence in Air Quality Award, see more at: www.cleanairschools.com.au  

  • Books | 2010
    Green D; Minchin L, 2010, Screw Light Bulbs: Smarter Solutions to Tackling Climate Change, Scribe, Melbourne
  • Book Chapters | 2023
    Di Virgilio G; Hart M; Green D; Maharaj A, 2023, 'The Impact of Air Quality on School Children', in The Impact of Extreme Weather on School Education: Protecting School Communities
    Book Chapters | 2023
    Quail K; Green D; O'Faircheallaigh C, 2023, 'Getting it right: What needs to be done to ensure First Nations’ participation and benefit from large-scale renewable energy developments on Country?', in Anthropology and Climate Change: From Transformations to World-making Practices
    Book Chapters | 2022
    Green D; Perkins-Kirkpatrick S, 2022, 'Chapter 2. Extreme Heat and Climate Change', in Heat Exposure and Human Health in the Context of Climate Change, pp. 5 - 36, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-819080-7.00006-9
    Book Chapters | 2021
    Hart M; Cooper N; Green D; Lipson M, 2021, 'The Synergistic Impacts of Urban Air Pollution Compounding Our Climate Emergency', in Urban Climate Science for Planning Healthy Cities, Springer, pp. 355 - 378, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-87598-5
    Book Chapters | 2019
    Green D, 2019, 'Environment, Ecology and Country', in Macquarie Atlas of Indigenous Australia: Second Edition, Macquarie, pp. 22 - 35, https://www.panmacmillan.com.au/9781760556587/
    Book Chapters | 2017
    Green D; Sullivan M; Nolan K, 2017, 'Environmental Injustice in Resource - Rich Aboriginal Australia', in The Routledge Handbook of Environmental Justice, Routledge
    Book Chapters | 2016
    Dean A; Green D; Nunn PD, 2016, 'Too much sail for a small craft?: Donor requirements, scale, and capacity discourses in Kiribati', in Island Geographies: Essays and conversations, pp. 54 - 77, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9781315686202-13
    Book Chapters | 2016
    Green D; Dean A; Nunn P, 2016, 'Compound injustice: the impacts of climate finance on Kiribati.', in Island Geographies : Essays and Conversations, Taylor & Francis Ltd
    Book Chapters | 2016
    Green D, 2016, 'Is it too late to do something about climate change in the Torres Strait?', in Crate S; Nuttall M (ed.), Anthropology and Climate Change, Left Coast Press, US
    Book Chapters | 2016
    Green D, 2016, 'Too little and too late: What to do about climate change in the torres strait?', in Anthropology and Climate Change: From Actions to Transformations, pp. 210 - 219
    Book Chapters | 2015
    Green D; Webb L, 2015, 'Climate Change, Health and Well-being in Indigenous Australia', in Butler C (ed.), Healthy People, Places and Planet, Canberra, pp. 365 - 378, http://press.anu.edu.au/titles/health-of-people-places-and-planet/
    Book Chapters | 2014
    Green D, 2014, 'Part B: Regional Aspects. Contribution of Working Group II to the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change', in Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability. Cambridge University Press.
    Book Chapters | 2009
    Green D, 2009, 'Opal Waters, Rising Seas: How Sociocultural Inequality Reduces Resilience to Climate Change among Indigenous Australians', in Crate SA; Nuttall M (ed.), Anthropology and Climate Change, Left Coast Press, Walnut Creek, CA. USA, pp. 218 - 227
    Book Chapters | 2007
    Green D, 2007, 'Climate Change 2007: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability. Working Group II', in Climate Change 2007 Synthesis Report : Summary for Policymakers
    Book Chapters | 2000
    Smith K; Green D, 2000, 'Energy and the Environment.', in World Energy Assessment Energy and the Challenge of Sustainability, United Nations Publications
  • Journal articles | 2023
    Beggs P; Zhang Y; Green D, 2023, 'The 2023 report of the MJA-Lancet Countdown on health and climate change: sustainability needed in Australia’s healthcare sector', MJA
    Journal articles | 2023
    Green D; Cooper N; de Silva C; Bahl P; Bhattacharjee S; Mahmoud MMA; Doolan C; Raina Macintyre C, 2023, 'Demonstrating the most effective interventions to improve classroom air quality. What novel in situ tests of real-world conditions show is still missing in our guidance', Environmental Research: Health, 1, pp. 041001 - 041001, http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/2752-5309/ace5c9
    Journal articles | 2023
    Rey-Costa E; Elliston B; Green D; Abramowitz G, 2023, 'Firming 100% renewable power: Costs and opportunities in Australia's National Electricity Market', Renewable Energy, 219, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.renene.2023.119416
    Journal articles | 2023
    Singh T; Jalaludin B; Hajat S; Morgan GG; Meissner K; Kaldor J; Green D; Jegasothy E, 2023, 'Acute air pollution and temperature exposure as independent and joint triggers of spontaneous preterm birth in New South Wales, Australia: a time-to-event analysis', Frontiers in public health, 11, pp. 1220797, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpubh.2023.1220797
    Journal articles | 2023
    Xu R; Liu Y; Green D, 2023, 'Climate change, environmental extremes, and human health in Australia: challenges, adaptation strategies, and policy gaps', The Lancet Regional Health. Western Pacific, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.lanwpc.2023.100936
    Journal articles | 2022
    Beggs PJ; Zhang Y; McGushin A; Trueck S; Linnenluecke MK; Bambrick H; Capon AG; Vardoulakis S; Green D; Malik A; Jay O; Heenan M; Hanigan IC; Friel S; Stevenson M; Johnston FH; McMichael C; Charlson F; Woodward AJ; Romanello MB, 2022, 'The 2022 report of the MJA–Lancet Countdown on health and climate change: Australia unprepared and paying the price', Medical Journal of Australia, 217, pp. 439 - 458, http://dx.doi.org/10.5694/mja2.51742
    Journal articles | 2022
    Lu P; Miao J; Feng S; Green D; Lim YH; Gao X; Li S; Guo Y, 2022, 'Temporal variations of the association between summer season heat exposure and hospitalizations for renal diseases in Queensland, Australia, 1995-2016', Environmental Research Letters, 17, http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/ac72b8
    Journal articles | 2022
    Lu P; Xia G; Zhao Q; Green D; Lim YH; Li S; Guo Y, 2022, 'Attributable risks of hospitalizations for urologic diseases due to heat exposure in Queensland, Australia, 1995-2016', International Journal of Epidemiology, 51, pp. 144 - 154, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ije/dyab189
    Journal articles | 2022
    Nishant N; Ji F; Guo Y; Herold N; Green D; Di Virgilio G; Beyer K; Riley ML; Perkins-Kirkpatrick S, 2022, 'Future population exposure to Australian heatwaves', Environmental Research Letters, 17, http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/ac6dfa
    Journal articles | 2022
    Salmond JA; Vardoulakis S; Kinney P; Green D, 2022, 'Editorial: Cities in Lockdown: Implications of COVID-19 for Air Quality and Urban Environmental Health', Frontiers in Sustainable Cities, 4, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/frsc.2022.913629
    Journal articles | 2022
    Vandyck T; Green D, 2022, 'Climate change, air pollution and human health', Environmental Research Letters.
    Journal articles | 2022
    Beggs PJ; Zhang Y; McGushin A; Trueck S; Linnenluecke MK; Bambrick H; Capon AG; Vardoulakis S; Green D; Malik A; Jay O; Heenan M; Hanigan IC; Friel S; Stevenson M; Johnston FH; McMichael C; Charlson F; Woodward AJ; Romanello MB, 2022, 'The 2022 report of the MJA–Lancet Countdown on health and climate change: Australia unprepared and paying the price', Medical Journal of Australia, vol. 217, pp. 439 - 458, http://dx.doi.org/10.5694/mja2.51742
    Journal articles | 2021
    Green D; Beggs P; Zhang Y, 2021, 'The 2021 report of the MJA–Lancet Countdown on health and climate change: Australia increasingly out on a limb', Medical Journal of Australia
    Journal articles | 2021
    Odo D; Yang I; Green D; Knibbs L, 2021, 'Women’s empowerment and household fuel use in 31 African countries: a cross-sectional analysis of households in the Demographic and Health Survey', Environmental Research Letters
    Journal articles | 2021
    Odo DB; Yang IA; Green D; Knibbs LD, 2021, 'Women’s empowerment as a pathway to sustainable and modern energy for all: evidence from the Demographic and Health Surveys', ISEE Conference Abstracts, 2021, http://dx.doi.org/10.1289/isee.2021.o-lt-069
    Journal articles | 2020
    Cooper N; Green D; Vardoulakis S; Guo Y, 2020, 'School children’s exposure to indoor fine particulate matter', Environmental Research Letters
    Journal articles | 2020
    Gurieff N; Green D; Koskinen I; Lipson M; Baldry M; Maddocks A; Menictas C; Noack J; Moghtaderi B; Doroodchi E, 2020, 'Healthy power: Reimagining hospitals as sustainable energy hubs', Sustainability (Switzerland), 12, pp. 1 - 17, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/su12208554
    Journal articles | 2020
    Gurieff N; Keogh DF; Baldry M; Timchenko V; Green D; Koskinen I; Menictas C, 2020, 'Mass transport optimization for redox flow battery design', Applied Sciences (Switzerland), 10, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/APP10082801
    Journal articles | 2020
    Sullivan M; Green D, 2020, 'Toward eliminating children's lead exposure: A comparison of policies and their outcomes in three lead producing and using countries', Environmental Research Letters, 15, http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/abb55e
    Journal articles | 2020
    Zosky G; Vanderhoorn ; Abramson ; Green D; Dwyer ; Heyworth ; Jalaludin B; McCrindle-Fuchs J; Tham ; Marks , 2020, 'Principles for setting air quality guidelines to protect human health in Australia', Medical Journal of Australia
    Journal articles | 2019
    Beggs PJ; Zhang Y; Bambrick H; Berry HL; Linnenluecke MK; Trueck S; Bi P; Boylan SM; Green D; Guo Y; Hanigan IC; Johnston FH; Madden DL; Malik A; Morgan GG; Perkins-Kirkpatrick S; Rychetnik L; Stevenson M; Watts N; Capon AG, 2019, 'The 2019 report of the MJA–Lancet Countdown on health and climate change: a turbulent year with mixed progress', Medical Journal of Australia, 211, pp. 490 - 491.e21, http://dx.doi.org/10.5694/mja2.50405
    Journal articles | 2019
    Parry M; Green D; Zhang Y; Hayen A, 2019, 'Does Particulate Matter Modify the Short-Term Association between Heat Waves and Hospital Admissions for Cardiovascular Diseases in Greater Sydney, Australia?', IJERPH
    Journal articles | 2018
    Cooper N; Green D; sullivan S, 2018, 'Environmental justice analyses may hide inequalities in indigenous people’s exposure to lead in Mount Isa, Queensland', Environmental Research Letters
    Journal articles | 2018
    Green D; Dean A, 2018, 'Climate change, air pollution and human health in Sydney, Australia: A review of the literature', Environmental Research Letters
    Journal articles | 2018
    Ma S; Pitman A; Yang J; Carouge C; Evans JP; Hart M; Green D, 2018, 'Evaluating the effectiveness of mitigation options on heat stress for Sydney, Australia', Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, 57, pp. 209 - 220, http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/JAMC-D-17-0061.1
    Journal articles | 2018
    Zhang Y; Beggs P; Green D, 2018, 'The MJA–Lancet Countdown on health and climate change: Australian policy inaction threatens lives.', Medical Journal of Australia, http://dx.doi.org/10.5694/mja18.00789
    Journal articles | 2017
    Cooper N; Green D; Meissner K, 2017, 'The Australian National Pollutant Inventory Fails to Fulfil Its Legislated Goals', Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health, 14, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ijerph14050478
    Journal articles | 2017
    Green D; McCrindle J; Sullivan M, 2017, 'The Association between Environmental Lead Exposure and High School Educational Outcomes in Four Communities in New South Wales, Australia', International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 14, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ijerph14111395
    Journal articles | 2017
    Green D; Pitman A; Barnett A; Kaldor J; Doherty P; Stanley F, 2017, 'Advancing Australia's role in climate change and health research', Nature Climate Change, 7, pp. 103 - 106, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nclimate3182
    Journal articles | 2017
    Green D; Sullivan M; Cooper N; Dean A; Marquez C, 2017, 'A Pilot Study of Children’s Blood Lead Levels in Mount Isa, Queensland', International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 14, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ijerph14121567
    Journal articles | 2017
    Gross M; Alexander ; macadam ; Green D; evans , 2017, 'The representation of health-relevant heatwave characteristics in a Regional Climate Model ensemble for New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory, Australia', Int. J. Climatol., 37, pp. 1195 - 1210, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/joc.4769.
    Journal articles | 2017
    Gross MH; Alexander LV; Macadam I; Green D; Evans JP, 2017, 'The representation of health-relevant heatwave characteristics in a Regional Climate Model ensemble for New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory, Australia', International Journal of Climatology, 37, pp. 1195 - 1210, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/joc.4769
    Journal articles | 2017
    Herold N; Alexander L; Green D; Donat M, 2017, 'Greater increases in temperature extremes in low versus high income countries', Environmental Research Letters, 12, http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/aa5c43
    Journal articles | 2016
    Green D; Martin D, 2016, 'Maintaining the healthy country–healthy people nexus through sociocultural and environmental transformations: challenges for the Wik Aboriginal people of Aurukun, Australia', Australian Geographer, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00049182.2016.1220898
    Journal articles | 2016
    Green D; Sullivan M, 2016, 'Misled about lead? An assessment of online public health education material from Australia's lead mining and smelting towns', Environmental Health
    Journal articles | 2016
    Green D; Tong S; Berry H; Ebi K; Bambrick H; Hanna E; Zhang W; Butler C; Fitzgerald G, 2016, 'China, Climate Change, Food, Water and Population Health', Bulletin of the World Health Organization
    Journal articles | 2016
    Green D, 2016, 'The spatial distribution of extreme climate events, another climate inequity for the world’s most vulnerable people', Environmental Research Letters
    Journal articles | 2016
    Tong S; Berry HL; Ebi K; Bambrick H; Hu W; Green D; Hanna E; Wang Z; Butler CD, 2016, 'Climate change, food, water and population health in China', Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 94, pp. 759 - 765, http://dx.doi.org/10.2471/BLT.15.167031
    Journal articles | 2016
    Warren B; Christoff P; Green D, 2016, 'Australia's sustainable energy transition: The disjointed politics of decarbonisation', Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions, 21, pp. 1 - 12, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.eist.2016.01.001
    Journal articles | 2015
    Goldie J; Sherwood S; Green D; Alexander L, 2015, 'Temperature and Humidity Effects on Hospital Morbidity in Darwin, Australia', Annals of Global Health, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.aogh.2015.07.003
    Journal articles | 2015
    Green D; Bambrick H; Tait P; Goldie J; Schultz R; Webb L; Alexander L; Pitman A, 2015, 'Differential Effects of Temperature Extremes on Hospital Admission Rates for Respiratory Disease between Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Australians in the Northern Territory', Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health
    Journal articles | 2015
    Green D; Green D; Dobbie B, 2015, 'Australians are not equally protected from industrial air pollution', Environmental Research Letters, 10, http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/10/5/055001
    Journal articles | 2009
    Green D; King U; Morrison JL, 2009, 'Climate impacts on the health of remote northern Australian Indigenous communities', medical journal of australia, 190
    Journal articles | 2004
    Green D, 2004, 'Thailand's solar white elephants: An analysis of 15yr of solar battery charging programmes in northern Thailand', Energy Policy, 32, pp. 747 - 760, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0301-4215(02)00338-5
    Journal articles | 2001
    Greacen C; Green D, 2001, 'The role of bypass diodes in the failure of solar battery charging stations in Thailand', Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 70, pp. 141 - 149, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0927-0248(01)00017-4
  • Other | 2021
    Paul K; Macadam I; Green D; Regan D; Gray R, 2021, Dengue transmission risk in a changing climate: Bangladesh could experience a longer dengue fever season in the future, , http://dx.doi.org/10.1101/2021.05.24.443300
    Conference Papers | 2021
    Paul KK; Macadam I; Green DL; Regan DG; Gray RT, 2021, 'DENGUE TRANSMISSION RISK IN A CHANGING CLIMATE: BANGLADESH COULD EXPERIENCE A LONGER DENGUE FEVER SEASON IN THE FUTURE', in AMERICAN JOURNAL OF TROPICAL MEDICINE AND HYGIENE, AMER SOC TROP MED & HYGIENE, pp. 28 - 28, https://www.webofscience.com/api/gateway?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000778105601085&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1

Current research interests include: indoor air quality, renewable energy policy and climate impacts.

More info available at https://www.donnagreen.org

My Teaching

Peak Carbon: Energy and Climate Policy GEOS2241 (T3)