Alana Hansen

Dr Alana Hansen

Senior Research Associate

School of Public Health

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.


Dr Alana Hansen is a Research Associate in the School of Public Health’s Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Unit. Since completing her PhD on the effects of weather and air pollution on population health in Adelaide, her research has focussed on the health impacts of extreme heat and climate change in vulnerable populations. She uses a mixed methods approach with both quantitative and qualitative methodologies. Dr Hansen’s interests include barriers to adaptation in older persons and the adaptive capacity of migrants and refugees to extreme heat and climate change. Her research involves collaborations with stakeholders in government and non-government organisations and her work has been translated into policy and practice. Her current research focusses on building capacity to curb the public health impact of emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases due to climate change in China.

 

For details on projects available please view the following booklet: School of Public Health Student Projects

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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2016 Senior Research Associate University of Adelaide
    2010 - 2016 Research Associate University of Adelaide
    1995 - 2006 Technical Assistant Flinders University
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2014 Award The University of Adelaide School of Population Health Travel and Professional Development Grant The University of Adelaide
    2010 Research Award University Doctoral Research Medal
    2010 Award Best Thesis Award School of Population Health and Clinical Practice
    2008 Fellowship Postgraduate Travelling Fellowship The University of Adelaide
    2008 Award International Society for Exposure Analysis Joint Conference Travel Award International Society for Environmental Epidemiology
    2006 Scholarship Australian Research Council Australian Postgraduate Award (Industry) scholarship Australian Research Council Australian
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2006 - 2010 University of Adelaide Australia PhD
    2005 University of Adelaide Australia Graduate Diploma in Public Health
    2002 Flinders University Australia Bachelor of Science
  • Certifications

    Date Title Institution name Country
    Medical Technicians' Certificate South Australian Institute of Technology Australia
  • Research Interests

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  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2021 Liu, J., Hansen, A., Cameron, S., Williams, C., Fricker, S., & Bi, P. (2021). Using ecological variables to predict Ross River virus disease incidence in South Australia.. Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 115(9), 1045-1053.
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    2021 Borg, M. A., Xiang, J., Anikeeva, O., Pisaniello, D., Hansen, A., Zander, K., . . . Bi, P. (2021). Occupational heat stress and economic burden: a review of global evidence. Environmental Research, 195, 1-14.
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    2021 Wondmagegn, B. Y., Xiang, J., Dear, K., Williams, S., Hansen, A., Pisaniello, D., . . . Bi, P. (2021). Increasing impacts of temperature on hospital admissions, length of stay, and related healthcare costs in the context of climate change in Adelaide, South Australia. Science of the Total Environment, 773, 1-10.
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    2021 Liu, J., Varghese, B. M., Hansen, A., Xiang, J., Zhang, Y., Dear, K., . . . Bi, P. (2021). Is there an association between hot weather and poor mental health outcomes? A systematic review and meta-analysis. Environment International, 153, 1-18.
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    2021 Wondmagegn, B. Y., Xiang, J., Dear, K., Williams, S., Hansen, A., Pisaniello, D., . . . Bi, P. (2021). Impact of heatwave intensity using excess heat factor on emergency department presentations and related healthcare costs in Adelaide, South Australia. Science of the Total Environment, 781, 146815-1-146815-9.
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    2021 Tong, M. X., Wondmagegn, B. Y., Xiang, J., Williams, S., Hansen, A., Dear, K., . . . Bi, P. (2021). Emergency department visits and associated healthcare costs attributable to increasing temperature in the context of climate change in Perth, Western Australia, 2012-2019. Environmental Research Letters, 16(6), 1-12.
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    2021 TONG, M. X., WONDMAGEGN, B. Y., WILLIAMS, S., HANSEN, A., DEAR, K., PISANIELLO, D., . . . BI, P. (2021). Hospital healthcare costs attributable to heat and future estimations in the context of climate change in Perth, Western Australia. Advances in Climate Change Research.
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    2021 Liu, J., Varghese, B. M., Hansen, A., Borg, M. A., Zhang, Y., Driscoll, T., . . . Bi, P. (2021). Hot weather as a risk factor for kidney disease outcomes: A systematic review and meta-analysis of epidemiological evidence.. The Science of the total environment, 801, 1-20.
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    2021 Tong, M. X., Hansen, A., Hanson-Easey, S., Xiang, J., Cameron, S., Liu, Q., . . . Bi, P. (2021). Public health professionals' perceptions of the capacity of China's CDCs to address emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases.. Journal of public health (Oxford, England), 43(1), 209-216.
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    2020 Liu, J., Hansen, A., Cameron, A., & Bi, P. (2020). The geography of Ross River virus infection in South Australia, 2000-2013.. Commun Dis Intell (2018), 44.
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    2020 Williams, S., Varghese, B. M., Hansen, A. L., Hanson-Easey, S. A., Bi, P., & Pisaniello, D. L. (2020). Workers’ health and safety in the heat: current practice in Australian workplaces. Policy and Practice in Health and Safety, 18(2), 67-79.
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    2020 Hansen, A. L., Williams, S., Hanson-Easey, S., Varghese, B. M., Bi, P., Heyworth, J., . . . Pisaniello, D. L. (2020). Using a qualitative phenomenological approach to inform the etiology and prevention of occupational heat-related injuries in Australia. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17(3), 846-1-846-16.
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    2020 Varghese, B. M., Hansen, A. L., Williams, S., Bi, P., Hanson-Easey, S., Barnett, A. G., . . . Pisaniello, D. L. (2020). Determinants of heat-related injuries in Australian workplaces: perceptions of health and safety professionals. Science of the Total Environment, 718, 1-13.
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    2020 Varghese, B. M., Hansen, A. L., Williams, S., Bi, P., Hanson-Easey, S., Barnett, A. G., . . . Pisaniello, D. L. (2020). Heat-related injuries in Australian workplaces: Perspectives from health and safety representatives. Safety Science, 126, 10 pages.
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    2020 Liu, J., Hansen, A., Varghese, B., Liu, Z., Tong, M., Qiu, H., . . . Bi, P. (2020). Cause-specific mortality attributable to cold and hot ambient temperatures in Hong Kong: a time-series study, 2006–2016. Sustainable Cities and Society, 57, 11 pages.
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    2019 Varghese, B., Hansen, A., Nitschke, M., Nairn, J., Hanson-Easey, S., Bi, P., & Pisaniello, D. (2019). Heatwave and work-related injuries and illnesses in Adelaide, Australia: a case-crossover analysis using the Excess Heat Factor (EHF) as a universal heatwave index. International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health, 92(2), 263-272.
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    2019 Varghese, B. M., Barnett, A. G., Hansen, A. L., Bi, P., Nairn, J., Rowett, S., . . . Pisaniello, D. L. (2019). Characterising the impact of heatwaves on work-related injuries and illnesses in three Australian cities using a standard heatwave definition- Excess Heat Factor (EHF). Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology, 29(6), 821-830.
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    2019 van Hoof, J., Bennetts, H., Hansen, A., Kazak, J., & Soebarto, V. I. (2019). The living environment and thermal behaviours of older South Australians: a multi-focus group study. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 16(6), 935-1-935-19.
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    2019 Soebarto, V., Bennetts, H., Hansen, A., Zuo, J., Williamson, T., Pisaniello, D., . . . Visvanathan, R. (2019). Living environment, heating-cooling behaviours and well-being: Survey of older South Australians. Building and Environment, 157, 215-226.
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    2019 Varghese, B., Barnett, A., Hansen, A., Bi, P., Heyworth, J., Sim, M., . . . Pisaniello, D. (2019). Geographical variation in risk of work-related injuries and illnesses associated with ambient temperatures: a multi-city case-crossover study in Australia, 2005–2016. Science of the Total Environment, 687, 898-906.
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    2019 Varghese, B., Barnett, A., Hansen, A., Bi, P., Hanson-Easey, S., Heyworth, J., . . . Pisaniello, D. (2019). The effects of ambient temperatures on the risk of work-related injuries and illnesses: evidence from Adelaide, Australia 2003–2013. Environmental Research, 170, 101-109.
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    2019 Tong, M., Hansen, A., Hanson-Easey, S., Xiang, J., Cameron, S., Liu, Q., . . . Bi, P. (2019). Dengue control in the context of climate change: Views from health professionals in different geographic regions of China. Journal of Infection and Public Health, 12(3), 388-394.
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    2018 Varghese, B., Hansen, A., Bi, P., & Pisaniello, D. (2018). Are workers at risk of occupational injuries due to heat exposure? A comprehensive literature review. Safety Science, 110(A), 380-392.
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    2018 Hansen, A., Pisaniello, D., Varghese, B., Rowett, S., Hanson-Easey, S., Bi, P., & Nitschke, M. (2018). What can we learn about workplace heat stress management from a safety regulator complaints database?. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 15(3), 459-1-459-9.
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    2018 Tong, M., Hansen, A., Hanson-Easey, S., Xiang, J., Cameron, S., Liu, Q., . . . Bi, P. (2018). China's capacity of hospitals to deal with infectious diseases in the context of climate change. Social Science and Medicine, 206, 60-66.
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    2018 Xiang, J., Hansen, A., Liu, Q., Tong, M., Liu, X., Sun, Y., . . . Bi, P. (2018). Association between malaria incidence and meteorological factors: a multi-location study in China, 2005-2012. Epidemiology and infection, 146(1), 89-99.
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    2018 Bi, P., & Hansen, A. (2018). Carbon emissions and public health: an inverse association?. The Lancet Planetary Health, 2(1), e2-e3.
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    2018 Hanson-Easey, S., Every, D., Hansen, A. L., & Bi, P. (2018). Risk communication for new and emerging communities: The contingent role of social capital. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 28, 620-628.
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    2018 Xiang, J., Hansen, A., Pisaniello, D., Dear, K., & Bi, P. (2018). Correlates of occupational heat-induced illness costs: case study of South Australia 2000 to 2014. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 60(9), 463-469.
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    2018 Xiang, J., Hansen, A., Liu, Q., Tong, M., Liu, X., Sun, Y., . . . Bi, P. (2018). Impact of meteorological factors on hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome in 19 cities in China, 2005–2014. Science of the Total Environment, 636, 1249-1256.
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    2017 Navi, M., Pisaniello, D., Hansen, A., & Nitschke, M. (2017). Potential health outcome and vulnerability indicators of climate change for Australia: evidence for policy development. Australian Journal of Public Administration, 76(2), 160-175.
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    2017 Nitschke, M., Hansen, A. L., Williams, S., & Bi, P. (2017). Extreme heat and the risk to your health. Medic SA, (May), 21-22.
    2017 Chen, K., Glonek, G., Hansen, A., Williams, S., Tuke, J., Salter, A., & Bi, P. (2017). Reply to 'Comments on the effects of air pollution on asthma hospital admissions in Adelaide, South Australia, 2003-2013: time series and case-crossover analyses'.. Clin Exp Allergy, 47(1), 141.
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    2017 Xiang, J., Hansen, A., Liu, Q., Liu, X., Tong, M., Sun, Y., . . . Bi, P. (2017). Association between dengue fever incidence and meteorological factors in Guangzhou, China, 2005-2014. Environmental Research, 153, 17-26.
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    2017 Hansen, A., Xiang, J., Liu, Q., Tong, M., Sun, Y., Liu, X., . . . Bi, P. (2017). Experts' Perceptions on China's Capacity to Manage Emerging and Re-emerging Zoonotic Diseases in an Era of Climate Change. Zoonoses and Public Health, 64(7), 527-536.
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    2017 Tong, M., Hansen, A., Hanson-Easey, S., Cameron, S., Xiang, J., Liu, Q., . . . Bi, P. (2017). Health professionals' perceptions of hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome and climate change in China. Global and Planetary Change, 152, 12-18.
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    2017 Tong, X., Hansen, A., Hanson-Easey, S., Cameron, S., Xiang, J., Liu, Q., . . . Bi, P. (2017). Perceptions of malaria control and prevention in an era of climate change: a cross-sectional survey among CDC staff in China. Malaria Journal, 16(1), 136-1-136-10.
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    2017 Navi, M., Hansen, A., Nitschke, M., Hanson-Easey, S., & Pisaniello, D. (2017). Developing health-related indicators of climate change: Australian stakeholder perspectives. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 14(5), 552-1-552-14.
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    2017 Nitschke, M., Krackowizer, A., Hansen, A., Bi, P., & Tucker, G. (2017). Heat health messages: A randomized controlled trial of a preventative messages tool in the older population of south Australia. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 14(9), 10 pages.
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    2017 Hansen, A. L., & Bi, P. (2017). Climate change adaptation: no one size fits all. The Lancet Planetary Health, 1(9), e353-e354.
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    2017 Johnson, I., Hansen, A., & Bi, P. (2017). The challenges of implementing an integrated One Health surveillance system in Australia. Zoonoses and Public Health, 65(1), 229-236.
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    2016 Xiang, J., Hansen, A., Pisaniello, D., & Bi, P. (2016). Workers' perceptions of climate change related extreme heat exposure in South Australia: A cross-sectional survey. BMC Public Health, 16(1), 12 pages.
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    2016 Nitschke, M., Tucker, G., Hansen, A., Williams, S., Zhang, Y., & Bi, P. (2016). Evaluation of a heat warning system in Adelaide, South Australia, using case-series analysis. BMJ Open, 6(7), e012125-1-e012125-9.
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    2016 Chen, K., Glonek, G., Hansen, A., Williams, S., Tuke, J., Salter, A., & Bi, P. (2016). The effects of air pollution on asthma hospital admissions in Adelaide, South Australia, 2003–2013: time-series and case–crossover analyses. Clinical and Experimental Allergy, 46(11), 1416-1430.
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    2016 Lao, J., Hansen, A., Nitschke, M., Hanson-Easey, S., & Pisaniello, D. (2016). Working smart: an exploration of council workers' experiences and perceptions of heat in Adelaide, South Australia. Safety Science, 82, 228-235.
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    2016 Tong, M., Hansen, A., Hanson-Easey, S., Xiang, J., Cameron, S., Liu, Q., . . . Bi, P. (2016). Perceptions of capacity for infectious disease control and prevention to meet the challenges of dengue fever in the face of climate change: A survey among CDC staff in Guangdong Province, China. Environmental Research, 148, 295-302.
    DOI Scopus22 WoS21 Europe PMC8
    2015 Saniotis, A., Hansen, A., Kralik, D., Arbon, P., Nitschke, M., & Bi, P. (2015). Building community resilience to heatwaves in South Australia. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia, 139(1), 113-120.
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    2015 Xiang, J., Hansen, A., Pisaniello, D., & Bi, P. (2015). Extreme heat and occupational heat illnesses in South Australia, 2001-2010. Occupational & Environmental Medicine, 72(8), 580-586.
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    2015 Xiang, J., Hansen, A., Pisaniello, D., & Bi, P. (2015). Perceptions of workplace heat exposure and controls among occupational hygienists and relevant specialists in Australia. PLoS One, 10(8), e0135040-1-e0135040-12.
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    2015 Tong, M., Hansen, A., Hanson-Easey, S., Cameron, S., Xiang, J., Liu, Q., . . . Bi, P. (2015). Infectious diseases, urbanization and climate change: challenges in future China. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 12(9), 11025-11036.
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    2015 Hansen, A., Bi, P., Pisaniello, D., Nitschke, M., Tucker, G., Newbury, J., . . . Kelsall, L. (2015). Heat-health behaviours of older people in two Australian states. Australasian Journal on Ageing, 34(1), E19-E25.
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    2015 Xia, T., Nitschke, M., Zhang, Y., Shah, P., Crabb, S., & Hansen, A. (2015). Traffic-related air pollution and health co-benefits of alternative transport in Adelaide, South Australia. Environment International, 74, 281-290.
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    2015 Hanson-Easey, S., Williams, S., Hansen, A., Fogarty, K., & Bi, P. (2015). Speaking of climate change: a discursive analysis of lay understandings. Science Communication, 37(2), 217-239.
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    2015 Hansen, A., Cameron, S., Liu, Q., Sun, Y., Weinstein, P., Williams, C., . . . Bi, P. (2015). Transmission of haemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome in China and the role of climate factors: a review. International Journal of Infectious Diseases, 33, 212-218.
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    2015 Wei, J., Hansen, A., Liu, Q., Sun, Y., Weinstein, P., & Bi, P. (2015). The effect of meteorological variables on the transmission of hand, foot and mouth disease in four major cities of Shanxi province, China: a time series data analysis (2009-2013). PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 9(3), e0003572-1-e0003572-19.
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    2014 Nitschke, M., Tucker, G., Simon, D., Hansen, A., & Pisaniello, D. (2014). The link between noise perception and quality of life in South Australia. Noise & Health, 16(70), 137-142.
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    2014 Hansen, A., Nitschke, M., Saniotis, A., Benson, J., Tan, Y., Smyth, V., . . . Bi, P. (2014). Extreme heat and cultural and linguistic minorities in Australia: perceptions of stakeholders. BMC Public Health, 14(1), 550-1-550-12.
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    2014 Wei, J., Hansen, A., Zhang, Y., Li, H., Liu, Q., Sun, Y., & Bi, P. (2014). Perception, attitude and behavior in relation to climate change: a survey among CDC health professionals in Shanxi province, China. Environmental Research, 134, 301-308.
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    2014 Wei, J., Hansen, A., Zhang, Y., Li, H., Liu, Q., Sun, Y., . . . Bi, P. (2014). The impact of climate change on infectious disease transmission: perceptions of CDC health professionals in Shanxi Province, China. PLoS One, 9(10), e109476-1-e109476-8.
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    2014 Xiang, J., Bi, P., Pisaniello, D., & Hansen, A. (2014). The impact of heatwaves on workers' health and safety in Adelaide, South Australia. Environmental Research, 133, 90-95.
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    2014 Xiang, J., Bi, P., Pisaniello, D., & Hansen, A. (2014). Health impacts of workplace heat exposure: An epidemiological review. Industrial Health, 52(2), 91-101.
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    2014 Xiang, J., Bi, P., Pisaniello, D., Hansen, A., & Sullivan, T. (2014). Association between high temperature and work-related injuries in Adelaide, South Australia, 2001-2010. Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 71(4), 246-252.
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    2013 Nitschke, M., Hansen, A., Bi, P., Pisaniello, D., Newbury, J., Kitson, A., . . . DalGrande, E. (2013). Risk factors, health effects and behaviour in older people during extreme heat: A survey in South Australia. International Journal of Research and Public Health, 10(12), 6721-6733.
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    2013 Williams, S., Bi, P., Newbury, J., Robinson, G., Pisaniello, D., Saniotis, A., & Hansen, A. (2013). Extreme heat and health: Perspectives from health service providers in rural and remote communities in South Australia. International Journal of Research and Public Health, 10(11), 5565-5583.
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    2013 Hansen, A., Bi, L., Saniotis, A., & Nitschke, M. (2013). Vulnerability to extreme heat and climate change: is ethnicity a factor?. Global Health Action, 6(1), 21364-1-21364-7.
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    2012 Grant, E., Hansen, A., & Williamson, T. (2012). Design issues for prisoner health: thermal conditions in Australian custodial environments. World Health Design: architecture, culture, techology, 5(3), 80-85.
    2012 Hansen, A., Bi, P., Nitschke, M., Pisaniello, D., Ryan, P., Sullivan, T., & Barnett, A. (2012). Particulate air pollution and cardiorespiratory hospital admissions in a temperate Australian city: A case-crossover analysis. Science of the Total Environment, 416, 48-52.
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    2011 Hansen, A., Bi, P., Nitschke, M., Pisaniello, D., Newbury, J., & Kitson, A. (2011). Older persons and heat-susceptibility: the role of health promotion in a changing climate. Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 22(Sp Iss), S17-S20.
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    2011 Hansen, A., Bi, P., Nitschke, M., Pisaniello, D., Newbury, J., & Kitson, A. (2011). Perceptions of heat-susceptibility in older persons : barriers to adaptation. International Journal of Research and Public Health, 8(12), 4714-4728.
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    2011 Nitschke, M., Tucker, G., Hansen, A., Williams, S., Zhang, Y., & Bi, P. (2011). Impact of two recent extreme heat episodes on morbidity and mortality in Adelaide, South Australia: a case-series analysis. Environmental Health: A Global Access Science Source, 10(1), 1-9.
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    2011 Bi, P., Williams, S., Loughnan, M., Glenis, L., Hansen, A., Kjellstrom, T., . . . Saniotis, A. (2011). The effects of extreme heat on human mortality and morbidity in Australia: Implications for public health. Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health, 23(2 Suppl), 27S-36S.
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    2010 Nitschke, A., Hansen, A., Williams, S., & Bi, P. (2010). Hot town: health and heatwaves in SA. MedicSA, February, 29.
    2009 Hansen, A., Bi, P., & Nitschke, M. (2009). Air pollution and cardiorespiratory health in Australia: The impact of climate change. Environmental Health, 9(1), 17-37.
    2008 Hansen, A., Bi, P., Nitschke, M., Ryan, P., Pisaniello, D., & Tucker, G. (2008). The effect of heat waves on mental health in a temperate Australian city. Environmental Health Perspectives, 116(10), 1369-1375.
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    2008 Hansen, A., Bi, P., Ryan, P., Nitschke, M., Pisaniello, D., & Tucker, G. (2008). The effect of heat waves on hospital admissions for renal disease in a temperate city of Australia. International Journal of Epidemiology, 37(6), 1359-1365.
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    Pisaniello, D., Hansen, A., Varghese, B., & Williams, S. (n.d.). Proceedings of National Heat and Work Injury Workshop, Adelaide, October 17, 2018.
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  • Book Chapters

    Year Citation
    2016 Zhang, Y., Wang, J., Ma, W., Nitschke, M., Hansen, A., Bi, P., & Jiang, B. (2016). Case study: Improving population health in a rapidly urbanizing world: Are older Chinese people ready to adapt to climate change?. In M. Li, & Y. Wu (Eds.), Urbanization and Public Health in China (pp. 267-297). London: Imperial College Press.
    2015 Hansen, A., Nitschke, M., & Bi, P. (2015). Adaptation to extreme heat and climate change in culturally and linguistically diverse communities. In J. Palutikof, S. Boulter, J. Barnett, & D. Rissik (Eds.), Applied studies in climate adaptation (Vol. 9781118845011, 1 ed., pp. 241-249). West Sussex: John Wiley & Sons.
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    2015 Hansen, A., Hanson-Easey, S., & Bi, P. (2015). Support for adaptation in culturally and linguistically diverse communities. In R. Walker, & W. Mason (Eds.), Climate Change Adaptation for Health and Social Services (1 ed., pp. 159-178). Clayton South, VIC: CSIRO Publishing.
    2014 Zhang, Y., Hansen, A., & Bi, P. (2014). Climate change and vector-borne viral diseases. In S. Singh (Ed.), Viral Infections and Global Change (1 ed., pp. 3-20). United States: Wiley.
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    2011 Saniotis, A., Hansen, A., & Bi, P. (2011). Climate change and population health: possible future scenarios. In J. Blanco, & H. Kheradmand (Eds.), Climate Change - Socioeconomic Effects (1 ed., pp. 67-80). Croatia: InTech.
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  • Conference Papers

    Year Citation
    2020 Arakawa Martins, L., Williamson, T., Bennetts, H., Zuo, J., Visvanathan, R., Hansen, A., . . . Soebarto, V. (2020). Individualising thermal comfort models for older people: the effects of personal characteristics on comfort and wellbeing. In S. Roaf, F. Nicol, & W. Finlayson (Eds.), Proceedings of the 11th Windsor Conference on Thermal Comfort: Resilient Comfort (pp. 187-199). online: Windsor.
    2020 Soebarto, V., Williamson, T., Bennetts, H., Arakawa Martins, L., Pisaniello, D., Hansen, A., . . . Carre, A. (2020). Development of an integrated data acquisition system for thermal comfort studies of older people. In S. Roaf, F. Nicol, & W. Finlayson (Eds.), Proceeding of the 11th Windsor Conference: Resilient comfort. (pp. 155-170). online: Windsor.
    2019 Hansen, A., & Soebarto, V. (2019). The Epidemiology of Health and Mortality at Extremes. In S. Roaf, & W. Finlayson (Eds.), Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on: Comfort at the Extremes: Energy, Economy and Climate (pp. 10-22). Cambridge: Ecohouse Initative Ltd..
    2019 Hanson-Easey, S. A., Hansen, A., Williams, S., & Bi, P. (2019). On heatwave risk communication to the public: new evidence informing message tailoring and audience segmentation. In AIDR conference proceedings. Melbourne.
    2018 Varghese, B. M., Hansen, A., Bi, P., & Pisaniello, D. (2018). The Impact of Heatwaves on Workers' Health and Safety in Australia: A Multi-City Study. In ISEE Conference Abstracts Vol. 2018. Ottawa: Environmental Health Perspectives.
    2011 Hansen, A., Bi, P., Nitschke, M., Ryan, P., Pisaniello, D., & Tucker, G. (2011). The Effect of Heatwaves on Ambulance Callouts in Adelaide, South Australia. In EPIDEMIOLOGY Vol. 22 (pp. S14-S15). Seoul, SOUTH KOREA: LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS.
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    2011 Nitschke, M., Tucker, G., Hansen, A., Williams, S., & Bi, P. (2011). The Unfolding Story of Heatwaves in Adelaide: Severity, Duration, and Useful Triggers for Community Intervention. In EPIDEMIOLOGY Vol. 22 (pp. S14). Seoul, SOUTH KOREA: LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS.
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    2008 Hansen, A. L., Bi, P., Nitschke, M., Ryan, P., Pisamello, D., & Tucker, G. (2008). The Effect of Heatwaves on Mental Health in a Temperate Australian city. In EPIDEMIOLOGY Vol. 19 (pp. S85). Pasadena, CA: LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS.
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  • Conference Items

    Year Citation
    2018 Varghese, B., Barnett, A., Hansen, A., Bi, P., & Pisaniello, D. (2018). The effects of ambient temperature on work-related injuries in Adelaide, Australia - workers’ compensation claims increase with high temperatures. Poster session presented at the meeting of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. Dublin: BMJ Publishing Group.
    DOI
    2018 Varghese, B., Barnett, A., Hansen, A., Nitschke, M., Nairn, J., Bi, P., & Pisaniello, D. (2018). Are moderate heatwaves more important than severe heatwaves for worker injury risks? (Poster presentation).. Poster session presented at the meeting of Climate Adaptation 2018. Melbourne.
    2018 Varghese, B. M., Barnett, A. G., Hansen, A., Bi, P., & Pisaniello, D. (2018). The impact of ambient temperatures on work-related injuries in three Australian cities [Mini-Oral presentation]. Poster session presented at the meeting of The Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australasian Epidemiological Association (AEA). Fremantle, WA.
    2018 Varghese, B. M., Hansen, A., Nairn, J., Bi, P., & Pisaniello, D. (2018). Heatwaves and work-related injuries in Australia: A multi-city study (Oral presentation). Poster session presented at the meeting of The Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australasian Epidemiological Association (AEA). Fremantle, WA.
    2018 Varghese, B. M., Hansen, A., Williams, S., Bi, P., & Pisaniello, D. (2018). 'Risk factors for heat-related injuries: Survey of work health and safety professionals' (Poster presentation). Poster session presented at the meeting of The Public Health Association of Australia (PHAA) SA State Population Health Conference. Adelaide.
    2018 Varghese, B. M., Hansen, A., Williams, S., Bi, P., & Pisaniello, D. (2018). 'Occupational injuries during hot weather: Perspectives from health and safety representatives' (Oral presentation). Poster session presented at the meeting of The Public Health Association of Australia (PHAA) SA State Population Health Conference. Adelaide.
    2018 Varghese, B. M., Hansen, A., Nairn, J., Bi, P., & Pisaniello, D. (2018). Characterising the impact of heatwaves on work-related injuries in three Australian cities: When is it unsafe to work? (Poster presentation). Poster session presented at the meeting of The Florey Postgraduate Research Conference. Adelaide.
    2018 Hansen, A., Pisaniello, D., Varghese, B., & Bi, P. (2018). Lived Experiences of Heat Exposure as an Occupational Safety Hazard in Australia. Poster session presented at the meeting of ISEE Conference Abstracts. Ottawa: Environmental Health Perspectives.
    2018 Varghese, B. M., Hansen, A., Bi, P., & Pisaniello, D. (2018). The Impact of Heatwaves on Workers' Health and Safety in Australia: A Multi-City Study [Poster presentation]. Poster session presented at the meeting of ISEE Conference Abstracts. Ottawa.
    2017 Varghese, B. M., Barnett, A. G., Hansen, A. L., Bi, P., & Pisaniello, D. L. (2017). Do temperature extremes pose risk to workers’ injury risk? [Oral Presentation]. Poster session presented at the meeting of The 30th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australasian Epidemiological Association (AEA). Sydney.
    2017 Varghese, B. M., Barnett, A. G., Hansen, A. L., Nitschke, M. N., Nairn, J., Bi, P., & Pisaniello, D. L. (2017). Are moderate heatwaves more important than severe heatwaves for worker injury risks? (Poster presentation). Poster session presented at the meeting of The Florey Postgraduate Research Conference. Adelaide.
    2017 Varghese, B. M., Barnett, A. G., Hansen, A. L., Bi, P., & Pisaniello, D. L. (2017). Both low and high temperature may increase the risk of work-related injuries- an assessment using case-crossover analysis in Adelaide, Australia (Oral presentation). Poster session presented at the meeting of The Public Health Association of Australia (PHAA) SA State Population Health Conference. Adelaide.
    2017 Varghese, B. M., Barnett, A. G., Hansen, A. L., Nitschke, M. N., Nairn, J., Bi, P., & Pisaniello, D. L. (2017). Are moderate heatwaves more important than severe heatwaves for worker injury risks? (Oral presentation). Poster session presented at the meeting of The Public Health Association of Australia (PHAA) SA State Population Health Conference. Adelaide.
    2017 Varghese, B. M., Barnett, A. G., Hansen, A. L., Nitschke, M., Nairn, J., Bi, P., & Pisaniello, D. (2017). The effects of daily maximum temperature and heatwaves on worker injury risks (Oral presentation). Poster session presented at the meeting of Heat and Injury Seminar, National Safe Work Month, Safe Work SA. Adelaide.
  • Report for External Bodies

    Year Citation
    2019 Hanson-Easey, S. A., Hansen, A., Williams, S., & Bi, P. (2019). Communicating about heatwaves: Risk perception, message fatigue, and threat normalisation.
    2016 Hanson-Easey, S., & Hansen, A. (2016). Maningrida and cyclone Monica. CoastAdapt.
    2015 Hanson-Easey, S. A., Hansen, A., & Bi, P. (2015). RISK COMMUNICATION PLANNING WITH CULTURALLY AND LINGUISTICALLY DIVERSE COMMUNITIES (CALD):AN ALL-HAZARDS RISK COMMUNICATION TOOLKIT FOR EMERGENCY SERVICE AGENCIES.
    2015 Bennett, C., & Hansen, A. (2015). Temperature and extreme weather events. In: Climate change challenges to health. Risks and opportunities. Recommendations from the 2014 Theo Murphy High Flyers Think Tank.. Canberra ACT: Australian Academy of Science.
    2013 Black, D., Veitch, C., Wilson, L., & Hansen, A. (2013). Heat-Ready: Heatwave awareness, preparedness and adaptive capacity in aged care facilities in three Australian states: New South Wales, Queensland and South Australia. Australia: National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility.
    2013 Hansen, A., Bi, P., Saniotis, A., Nitschke, M., Benson, J., Tan, Y., . . . Han, G. (2013). Extreme heat and climate change: Adaptation in culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities. Australia: National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility.
    2013 Hanson-Easey, S., Bi, P., Hansen, A., Williams, S., Nitschke, M., Saniotis, A., . . . Hodgetts, K. (2013). Public understanding of climate change and adaptation in South Australia: Final report. Australia: National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility.
    2009 Williamson, T., Grant, E., Hansen, A., Pisaniello, D., & Andamon, M. (2009). An investigation of potential health benefits from increasing energy efficiency stringency requirements: Building Code of Australia volumes one & two. University of Adelaide.
    Hanson-Easey, S., Hansen, A., Williams, S., & Bi, P. (n.d.). Communicating about heatwaves: Risk perception, message fatigue, and threat normalisation.
    DOI
  • Presentations

    Year Citation
    Hanson-Easey, S., Hansen, A., Williams, S., & Bi, P. (n.d.). Communicating About Heatwaves.
    DOI

Competitive Research Funding

International Competitive Schemes                                                                                                                                               

Date Project/No. Investigators Funding Body Amount
2014-2017 (Vulnerable Community and Human Health) Bi P, Pisaniello D, Hansen A, Williams S, Hanson-Easey S, Weinstein, P, Hugo G, Tan Y, Melissa Nursey-Bray M, Beer A, Nitschke N, Boland J, Han G, Loughan M, Black D, Zhang Y, Wilson L, Davis A, Reeves J, Tong S, Berry H. Health).     National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility Research Network $400,000
  Develop and communicate bushfire and heat-wave information to CALD community.         Bi P, Hanson-Easey S, Williams S, Hansen A, Weinstein P, Nairn J, Beattie C.   Australian Government Attorney General’s Department.     $145,000
  National extreme heat warnings: investigating regional temperature triggers and responses. Bi P, Williams S, Hansen A, Weinstein P, Nairn J, Beattie C, Bolton S.   Australian Government Attorney General’s Department (National Emergency Management Projects) Phase 2      $178,000
  National extreme heat warnings: investigating reg-ional temperature triggers and responses.        Bi P, Weinstein P.   Australian Government Attorney General’s Department (National Emerg-ency Management Projects) Phase 1     $182,000
2013 Heat health messages: a randomised controlled trial of preventive messages in the older population in South Australia Bi P, Hansen A, Nitschke M Government of SA. Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources. Sustain-ability and Climate Change  $26,358
2013 Risk communication to culturally and linguistically diverse communities in South Australia Bi P, Liu Q, Weinstein P, Cameron S, Hansen A, Williams C, Sun Y, Han G-S. Government of South Australia. South Australian Fire and Emergency Services Commission  $196,428
2013 Building capacity to curb the public health impact of emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases due to climate change in China. Bi P, Liu Q, Weinstein P, Cameron S, Hansen A, Williams C, Sun Y, Han G-S.       Australian Development Research Awards Scheme        $885,111
2011 Extreme heat and climate change: adaptation in culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities. Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency. Bi P, Saniotis A, Benson J, Tan Y, Nitschke M, Wilson W, Han G-S, Smyth V, Hansen A National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF).       $248,229
2011 Heat-Ready: Adapting Aged Care Facilities to prevent premature death in elderly Australians. Black D, Veitch C, Hansen A, Wilson L, Broome R, Hunt S. Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency. National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF).    $199,955
  Cognitive and affective barriers to climate change adaptation (2011). Bi P, Walker I, Nitschke M, Saniotis A, Zhang Y, Hansen A. Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency. National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF). $165,412
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  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2019 Co-Supervisor The impact of climate-sensitive non-communicable diseases in Australia: current attributable risk and future burden due to temperature exposure Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Jingwen Liu
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2016 - 2020 Co-Supervisor Understanding the Heat-Work Injury Phenomenon in Australia: An Evaluation of Risk, Susceptibility and Attributable Burden Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Blesson Mathew Varghese
    2014 - 2018 Co-Supervisor Developing Health-Related Climate Indicators - A Case Study of South Australia Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Maryam Navi
    2014 - 2017 Co-Supervisor Health Professionals' Perceptions of Dengue Fever, Malaria and Hemorrhagic Fever with Renal Syndrome in the Face of Climate Change in China Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Michael Tong
    2014 - 2019 Co-Supervisor Addressing the relationships between ageing, thermal comfort, house design and health: A study in South Australia Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mrs Rachel Desley Bills
    2010 - 2014 Co-Supervisor Extreme Heat and Workers’ Health in South Australia: Association, perceptions, and adaptations in the workplace Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Jianjun Xiang
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  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2008 - ongoing Australasian Epidemiological Association
    2008 - ongoing Public Health Association of Australia
    2008 - ongoing International Society for Environmental Epidemiology
  • Position: Senior Research Associate
  • Phone: 83131043
  • Email: alana.hansen@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences, floor 9
  • Room: WS9062.13
  • Org Unit: Public Health

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