Research Officer, World Health Organization Collaborating Centre, University of Technology Sydney

Jodi Thiessen is a researcher, program manager, and monitoring and evaluation specialist for the WHO CC UTS. After working in the media, Jodi moved into development communications, working for several UN agencies including the World Food Programme. Jodi brings her communications skills to bear on the many cross-cultural projects in the Pacific for WHO CC UTS. She is also Executive Coordinator of the WHO's CC Global Network, a community of 43 institutions dedicated to the professional development of nursing and midwifery.


  • –present
    Research Officer, University of Technology Sydney


    Charles Sturt University, BA Comms
    Charles Sturt University, BSocPsy(Hons)


  • 2014
    Disasters and climate change in the Pacific: adaptive capacity of humanitarian response organizations, Climate and Development
  • 2014
    A qualitative examination of the health workforce during climate change disaster response in Pacific Island Countries, Human Resources for Health
  • 2014
    Traditional coping mechanisms to handle the effects of climate driven disasters: Examples from the South Pacific Region, Journal of Environmental and Public Health