Dr Margaret Loughnan

  • My particular area of interest is environmental health. My PhD is based upon developing a population-based approach to describe possible relationships between climate and non-fatal acute myocardial infarctions (heart attacks) in Melbourne Australia.

    My aims are to provide information that has assimilated climactic knowledge into population health outcomes with the aim of identifying the environmental determinants of cardiac events and subsequently contribute to preventative medicine through public education and behavioural adaptation. I feel the economic, social and environmental characteristics of a sustainable society are the same as those required for a healthy society.