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Katie Quail

PhD student

Climate Change Research Centre
University of New South Wales


Katie graduated with a BSc (Adv) from the University of Sydney in 2014 after which she completed a Master of Teaching (Secondary) at the University of Melbourne in 2015. She spent 3 years working full time as a mathematics teacher in both Melbourne and the UK before returning to the field of science to pursue her PhD at UNSW.

THESIS: Protecting NSW School Children from Air Pollution

My topic aligns with the interconnections between urban climate, air pollution and heat extremes as well as the indirect impacts that these have on human health. Gaining a better understanding of how heat extremes impact air pollution will help to better protect people, specifically school children, from potential hazards encountered in the present climate.