Esther Onyango

Research Fellow
Griffith University

Brisbane, QLD

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Dr Esther Onyango is an Interdisciplinary Research Scientist with expertise in climate change and mosquito-borne disease risks, climate change and health adaptation, systems thinking, multi-stakeholder engagement and policy analysis.

Dr Onyango (Esther) has an extensive career that spans industry, academia, policy, non-governmental and inter-governmental organisations in both developed and developing countries. Her background and training is in the Biological Sciences (BSc, 2005; MSc, 2007; 7 years experience), but for the last ten years she has been working in the field of climate change with a focus on mosquito-borne diseases and human health risks.

Her current research focus is using planetary health frameworks to assess the complex interactions between the environment, mosquito-borne diseases and human health to deliver strategic responses and directions for climate change and human health policy and practice. Dr Onyango (Esther) is also a Contributing Author to the forthcoming Sixth Assessment Report of the Inter-Governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC 2022) and is an Expert consultant supporting the WHO Climate and Health Office in Geneva.