Patricia Nayna Schwerdtle

Patricia's researcher profile 

Adjunct Research Fellow

Trish is a global public health academic currently undertaking a Ph.D. investigating climate-related migration and health. Trish's research interests lie in climate change and health, humanitarian assistance, and health professions education. Trish works as a consultant for Governments, climate finance donors, multilateral agencies (like WHO and the UNEP) and NGOs on climate and health.  Before moving to academia, Trish worked for 15 years as a clinical nurse specialist in various health settings in Australia, Europe, and Africa. Trish was previously Vice President of Medecins Sans Frontieres Australia, and is currently co-opted to the Medical Standing Committee of the MSF International board.

Research interests

  • Health and climate change
  • Environmental sustainability in healthcare
  • Humanitarian assistance
  • Academic freedom
  • Epidemiology
  • Emergency nursing
  • Health promotion