Associate Lecturer in Climate Change and Health, University of Melbourne

Dr. Janie Maxwell is a General Practitioner and an academic at the Nossal Institute for Global Health at the University of Melbourne. Janie’s interest in health equity and sustainability underpin her work which spans clinical practice, research and teaching. Janie’s academic work focuses on the nexus between climate change and health, in particular the role of the health profession and medical education in climate change.

Janie has published a paper on the opportunities for medical education on climate change and is currently leading international research to develop consensus for globally relevant learning objectives on climate change and health in undergraduate medical education. Janie is also conducting research exploring general practitioners’ experiences in climate change and health advocacy. Janie teaches in global health, public health and climate change at the masters and undergraduate level and is completing the Graduate Certificate of University Teaching.

As a clinician, Janie has a special interest in remote and global health, primary care, psychiatry and obstetrics. Janie co-authored a book chapter: Mental health, the forgotten NCD in Dancing in the Rain: living with NCDs. Janie is a fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and a Diplomate with the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. Janie is a fellow of the Centre for Sustainability Leadership and has been on national and state committees of Doctors for the Environment Australia and working groups with the Climate and Health Alliance.

A keen cyclist, gardener and hiker, Janie cycles to work each day and gets into nature when she can!

Experience

  • –present
    Associate Lecturer in Climate Change and Health, University of Melbourne
  • 2016–2016
    General Practitioner, Headspace

Education

  • 2016 
    Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, Fellowship in General Practice
  • 2013 
    Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, Diploma in Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • 2010 
    The University of Melbourne, Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
  • 2010 
    The University of Melbourne, Bachelor of Medical Science

Publications

  • 2016
    Teaching about climate change in medical education: an opportunity, Journal of Public Health Research
  • 2015
    Mental Health – the Forgotten NCD, Dancing in the Rain: Living With NCDs

Grants and Contracts

  • 2016
    Academic registrar fellowship
    Role:
    Chief researcher
    Funding Source:
    Australian Department of Health
  • 2015
    Academic registrar fellowship
    Role:
    Chief researcher
    Funding Source:
    Australian Department of Health