Callout to Canberrans for bushfire health survey

Researchers from The Australian National University (ANU) are gathering participants for research on the horror bushfire season.  

It is hoped the survey will identify parts of the community that are at risk of the direct and indirect physical and psychological health effects of bushfire related air pollution and how they can be best supported. 

The survey, which takes 20 minutes, is open to people aged over 18 years who live in the ACT and surrounding region.  

“It is important we record how the bushfire smoke impacted people’s health,” said Dr Rachael Rodney Harris, from ANU College of Health and Medicine. 

“We want to better understand the effects of prolonged bushfire smoke for people’s physical health, mental health and lifestyles.  

“By taking part in this survey you will help inform the community, policy makers and health professionals, leading to better information and resources being available to protect your health in future events.” 

For more information, and to take the survey, please visit the Bushfire Health Survey website.  

This survey will close on Monday 6 April 2020. 


Dr Rachael Rodney Harris 
Research Fellow 
ANU College of Health and Medicine 

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