Dr Thomas Longden is a Senior Research Fellow at CHERE. Before joining CHERE in 2016, Dr Longden was based at Macquarie University, the University of Sydney, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM) and the Social Policy Research Centre (SPRC).
Thomas holds a PhD from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) and his main areas of research interest are applied econometrics, health economics, environmental economics and energy economics. His current research focuses on multimorbidity, the persistence of high cost healthcare and the impact of extreme heat on mortality and emergency dept. attendances.
His work on climate policy modelling, applied econometrics and technological change has been published in leading international journals (including Climatic Change, Health Economics, Energy, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Energy Policy, Social Science and Medicine, the Journal of Environmental Management, and the Journal of Transport Economics and Policy). He has also acted as a reviewer for a range of leading international journals (including Nature Climate Change, Economic Record, Health Policy, Climatic Change, The Energy Journal and Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment).
Thomas has lectured on environmental economics and microeconomics at UNSW and was a Contributing Author on the latest AR5 WGIII Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report titled Mitigation of Climate Change.