After conducting her first MSc in International Development Studies (specialization health behaviour change and climate change adaptation in developing countries) at Wageningen University and Research, Netherlands, Tanya worked as a researcher at the climate change department of Wageningen Environmental Research. Here she focused among others on environmental health risk factors in South Asia. One of her latest projects was to lead an extensive heat exposure measurement campaign in Bangladesh, India and Pakistan in a low socio-economic urban setting with the goal to give advice on heat adaptation measures. Parallel to her research work in the Netherlands, Tanya started in 2018 her second Masters in Public Health (specialization environmental health) at the renowned London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK. In 2019 she was awarded the prestigious Scientia PhD Scholarship at UNSW, where she is undertaking research on temperature extremes, air pollution and child health. One of her PhD projects will be analysing the impacts of the “black summer” bushfires in Australia on birth outcomes.