Halley McCann

Halley is a researcher in Centre for Urban research and is currently working on the Heatwaves, Homes & Health project in the Beyond Behaviour Change research program.

Prior to RMIT Halley worked in social and environmental policy in the government and the not for profit sectors for many years.

Halley’s post graduate research is examining the climate change science policy interface in Australia.

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Projects

Heatwaves, Homes & Health

The Heatwaves, Homes & Health project investigated the impacts of electricity pricing and energy policy on heat vulnerable households.

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Enhancing networks for resilience

Developing an understanding of how social networks influence social resilience to natural disasters and climate change.

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News & Blog

High energy costs make vulnerable households reluctant to use air conditioning: study

The trifecta of rising electricity prices, soaring temperatures and concerns over possible blackouts risks increasing heat-related deaths and illness this summer, as households struggle to afford to run cooling appliances.

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Energy pricing policy review finds gaps for heat vulnerable residents

A review of electricity pricing policy by RMIT academics has found little consideration of the health and financial risks to vulnerable groups during heatwaves or hot weather.

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