Dr Geoffrey Browne
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Geoff is a postdoctoral research fellow with senior tutor and subject coordination responsibilities in urban planning, climate change and public health. Geoff has published on a range of issues; Victorian local government's role in health, environmental justice, on health literacy and on sustainability and climate change.
Geoff has a special interest in the ecological model of public health, the ‘commercial determinants of health’ and in the potential for 'liveability' to be used to achieve better health equity outcomes from major infrastructure projects.
Geoff completed his PhD in 2018 on the use of evidence in statutory municipal health and wellbeing planning. Prior to completing his PhD, Geoff worked at VicHealth as Principal Program Officer, as a consultant for the McCaughey Health and Wellbeing Unit (MSPGH) and for eight years as a senior policy analyst and professional wildfire fighter with the Victorian Environment Department and Environment Commissioner. He was a chief author of the 2008 State of the Environment report and the 2013 State Waste Policy. Geoff also has experience in local government and private practice as a sustainability consultant.