Miss Emma Austin

Miss Emma Austin

Centre Manager

School of Medicine and Public Health

Career Summary

Biography

Emma is currently employed as the Centre Manager at the Centre for Resources Health and Safetyat the University of Newcastle. In this role Emma provides support to the Centre's Chair, Associate Director and research staff, and coordinates and manages research and business projects. The role requires Emma to develop strategic partnerships with external organisations, particularly key industry groups in the resources sector. 

Emma is also a Higher Degree Research candidate in the Centre for Water, Climate and Land.  Emma's research investigates the environmental, social, health and economic effects of drought on rural communities in NSW. Emma’s research will improve understanding of how we can collectively support rural communities to pro-actively manage climate variability and improve the wellbeing of rural residents impacted by drought. 


Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Environ Science & Mgmt (Honours), University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Environmental Science, University of Newcastle

Keywords

  • Adaptation
  • Adaptive capacity
  • Climate change
  • Drought
  • GIS
  • Mental health
  • Qualitative
  • Quantitative
  • Rural
  • Wellbeing

Languages

  • English (Mother)

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
049999 Earth Sciences not elsewhere classified 35
111714 Mental Health 35
050205 Environmental Management 30

Professional Experience

Professional appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/07/2017 - 30/05/2018 Research Assistant

This role involved contributing to a literature review for a project focusing on the health impacts associated  displacement as a result of extreme climatic events.

Faculty of Health and Medicine, University of Newcastle
School of Medicine and Public Health
Australia
1/02/2010 - 30/11/2012 Casual Tutor

I have been a tutor and marker in the following courses:

  • ENVS3205 Climate change and resource management
  • GEOS3250 Geographic Information Systems
  • GEOS3280 Global change
  • GEOS2070 Climatology and soils
  • GEOS2161 Geographic Information Systems and remote sensing
  • GEOS1040 Earth’s dynamic systems.

During 2011 I also provided one-on-one tutoring through the Indigenous Tutorial Assistance Scheme.

Faculty of Science and Information Technology, University of Newcastle
School of Environmental and Life Sciences
Australia
15/01/2010 - 20/12/2013 Research Assistant

During my role as Research Assistant I worked on three National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF) funded projects (Drought and the Future of Small Inland Towns, Limits to Adaptation and Bridging the gap between end user needs and science capability: dealing with uncertainty in future scenarios) and a Strategic Research Initiative Funds project (Utilising climate science insights to inform climate change adaptation) funded by the Faculty of Science and Information Technology, UON.

Faculty of Science and Information Technology, University of Newcastle
School of Environmental and Life Sciences
Australia

Awards

Award

Year Award
2018 National Council of Women NSW Australia Day Award
National Council of Women NSW
2017 Best HDR Engagement Award
Faculty of Science | University of Newcastle | Australia

Teaching

Code Course Role Duration
GEOS2161 GIS and Remote Sensing
Faculty of Science and Information Technology, University of Newcastle
Casual Tutor 1/02/2010 - 30/11/2012
GEOS3250 Geographic Information Systems
Faculty of Science and Information Technology, University of Newcastle
Casual Tutor 1/02/2010 - 30/11/2012
GEOS2070 Climatology and Soils
Faculty of Science and Information Technology, University of Newcastle
Casual Tutor 1/02/2011 - 30/11/2011
GEOS3340 Resource Management and Climate Change
Faculty of Science and Information Technology, University of Newcastle
Casual Tutor 1/02/2010 - 30/11/2012
GEOS3280 Global Change
Faculty of Science and Information Technology, University of Newcastle
Casual Tutor 1/02/2011 - 30/11/2011
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 1
Total funding $1,000

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20181 grants / $1,000

2018 CRHS Project Support Funds$1,000

Funding body: Centre for Resources Health and Safety

Funding body Centre for Resources Health and Safety
Project Team

Emma Austin, Anthony Kiem, Jane Rich, David Perkins

Scheme 2018 CRHS Project Support Funds
Role Lead
Funding Start 2018
Funding Finish 2018
GNo
Type Of Funding Not Known
Category UNKN
UON N
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News

Farmers experiencing drought-related stress need targeted support

July 30, 2018

To better support farmers and their families we need to better understand the impact of drought on them and their communities.

Miss Emma Austin

Position

Centre Manager
Centre for Resources Health and Safety
School of Medicine and Public Health
Faculty of Health and Medicine

Contact Details

Email emma.austin@newcastle.edu.au
Phone +61 2 49216104

Office

Room Level 9
Building NIER A Block
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