Scopus Researcher of the year Award 2019

Scopus Researcher of the year Award 2019

Scopus Researcher of the year Award 2019

Congratulations to Dr Melanie Zeppel, a Senior Research Fellow at the Macquarie Business School, who has been named as the winner of the ‘Excellence in Research Impacting a Sustainable Future’ award for 2019.

The accolade, part of the Scopus Researcher Awards, went to Dr Zeppel for her research program on responses to drought extremes and climate change, and vulnerable populations. She used a suite of experimental and modelling techniques to link and discover new insights into environmental drivers of physiological ecology, and the impacts of drought and heat waves.

Dr Zeppel – who is passionate about research on impacts of childhood cancer, chronic conditions and climate change on vulnerable communities – has an outstanding track record in measuring and modelling responses to drought and heat waves. She now models the health economics of climate change and health conditions, including childhood cancer and genetic eye conditions, on vulnerable populations.

She has advanced both a fundamental and socially relevant understanding of how heat waves and drought have been impacting, and may impact, on mortality in future climates.

Furthermore, Dr Zeppel has started publishing on the broad fields of health models and policy while continuing to publish on plants and ecosystems.

The Scopus Researcher Awards are part of a global Elsevier initiative to advance the frontiers of science across a broad range of disciplines. The awards recognise outstanding researchers in Australia and New Zealand who have made significant contributions to their fields.

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