Ro Mcfarlane

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1994 …2020

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Biography

 Dr Rosemary McFarlane is an Assistant Professor in Public Health at the University of Canberra. She has significant experience and expertise at the interface between health, biodiversity, environmental sustainability and food production. This area is also known as One Health, EcoHealth, Planetary Health and Ecological Public Health. Her unique perspectives derive in part from her initial training as a Veterinarian, and direct hands-on experience in primary production and natural resource management in marginal climatic and agronomic regions. Her PhD training was with the late Professor Tony McMichael and his team of experts in the area of the health impacts of climate and broader ecological change.

Dr McFarlane works extensively with community groups and government to develop landscape-level health solutions. She facilitated the declaration of the 9.8 million ha Ngaanyatjarra Indigenous Protected Area, W.A., and was an instigator of Australian Antarctic Division’s biosecurity measures to protect Antarctic wildlife from human and livestock diseases. She has a long association with Landcare in NSW, ACT and NT , Catchment Management Associations and working with schools and education bodies. 

She has also worked on collaborative projects with W.H.O., IUCN, and other international organisations. Her current research explores health linkages in ecosystem service frameworks, zoonotic disease ecology and the quality of parks and greenspace on health and wellbeing. 

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Australian National University

… → 2014

Master, University of New England

… → 2005

Bachelor, University of Sydney

… → 1989

External positions

Fellow, Frank Fenner Foundation

1 Sep 2017 → …

Visiting Fellow, Australian National University

1 Nov 20151 Nov 2016

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Research Output

Is it time to think differently about food? The Future of Food in the Canberra Region

McFarlane, R., 9 Feb 2020, The Canberra Times, February 9 2020.

Research output: Contribution to Newspaper/Magazine/BulletinArticle

Open Access
  • Ecosystem services for human health in Oceania

    McFarlane, R., Horwitz, P., Arabena, K., Capon, A., Jenkins, A. P., Jupiter, S., Negrin, J., Parkes, M. & Saketa, S., Oct 2019, In : Ecosystem Services. 39, p. 1-5 5 p., 100976.

    Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

    1 Citation (Scopus)

    Environmental Health, Planetary Boundaries and Limits to Growth

    BUTLER, C., Higgs, K. & McFarlane, R., 2019, Encyclopedia of Environmental Health. Nriagu, J. (ed.). 2 ed. Oxford, UK: Elsevier, p. 533-543 11 p. (Reference Module in Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences).

    Research output: A Conference proceeding or a Chapter in BookEntry for encyclopedia/dictionary

  • Health, gender, equity, and justice: potential synergies among SDGs

    Colfer, C., McFarlane, R., Dudley, R., Arora-Jonssons, S., Basnett, B. S. & McDermott, C., 2019, p. 132. 1 p.

    Research output: Contribution to conference (non-published works)Abstract

  • Impacts of addressing Sustainable Development Goal 3 Health and Wellbeing on forests and forest people

    McFarlane, R., Barry, J., Cisse, G., Gislason, M., Gruca, M., Higgs, K., Horwitz, P., Nguyen, G. H., O'Sullivan, J., Sahu, S. & BUTLER, C., Nov 2019, p. 129-130. 2 p.

    Research output: Contribution to conference (non-published works)Abstract

  • Activities

    • 2 Invited talk
    • 2 Oral presentation
    • 1 Participating in a conference, workshop, ...

    Impact of addressing Sustainable Development Goal 3 Health and Wellbeing on Forests and Forest People

    Ro Mcfarlane (Speaker)
    29 Sep 20195 Oct 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

    Natural capital and ecosystem service management for health and wellbeing in Oceania

    Ro Mcfarlane (Speaker)
    5 Sep 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

    Landcare Linking Biodiversity

    Ro Mcfarlane (Speaker)
    Sep 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

    Natural capital and ecosystem service management for health and wellbeing in Oceania

    Ro Mcfarlane (Speaker)
    2019

    Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

    Impact of Sustainable Development Goals on Forests and Forest People

    Ro MCFARLANE (Participant)
    23 Sep 201828 Sep 2018

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipating in a conference, workshop, ...