Planetary Health resources at VU: Health & wellbeing

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On this page, you will find links to VU and Open Access resources that focus on challenges and solutions relating to health and well being within the context of planetary health.

Searching across VU resources

Staff and students from Victoria University are able to access various online resources from VU Library. You may be initially diverted to the VU Portal log-in page. Enter your Victoria University credentials.

Below is a selection of search links that allow you to re-run a VU Library search. Using the Limits option within the search results may be appropriate to focus your search more precisely. For all examples, a limit to all literature published in the last five years has been applied.


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The complete list of e-journal titles provided by the library can be viewed from the Journals Titles list.

Open Access collections

Journal articles

Backholer, K., Baum, F., Finlay, S. M., Friel, S., Giles-Corti, B., Jones, A., Patrick, R., Shill, J., Townsend, B., Armstrong, F., Baker, P., Bowen, K., Browne, J., Büsst, C., Butt, A., Canuto, K., Canuto, K., Capon, A., Corben, K., … Demaio, S. (2021). Australia in 2030: what is our path to health for all? The Medical Journal of Australia, 214 Suppl 8, 5–40.

Beggs, P. J., Zhang, Y., McGushin, A., Trueck, S., Linnenluecke, M. K., Bambrick, H., Berry, H. L., Jay, O., Rychetnik, L., Hanigan, I. C., Morgan, G. G., Guo, Y., Malik, A., Stevenson, M., Green, D., Johnston, F. H., McMichael, C., Hamilton, I., & Capon, A. G. (2021). The 2021 report of the MJA-Lancet Countdown on health and climate change: Australia increasingly out on a limbThe Medical Journal of Australia215(9), 390. http://doi: 10.5694/mja2.51302

Campbell, S. L., Johnston, F. H., Remenyi, T. A., White, C. J. & Williamson, G. J. (2019). The value of local heatwave impact assessment: A case-crossover analysis of hospital emergency department presentations in Tasmania, AustraliaInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health16(19).

Clayton, S. (2020). Climate anxiety: Psychological responses to climate changeJournal of Anxiety Disorders74.

Ebi, K. L., & Hess, J. J. (2020). Health risks due to climate change: Inequity in causes and consequencesHealth Affairs (Project Hope)39(12), 2056–2062. 

Hayes, K., Blashki, G., Wiseman, J., Burke, B. & Reifels, L. (2018). Climate change and mental health: Risks, impacts and priority actionsInternational Journal of Mental Health Systems, 12 (28), 1-12. 

Watts, N., Amann, M., Arnell, N., Ayeb-Karlsson, S., Belesova, K., Berry, H., Bouley, T., Boykoff, M., Byass, P., Cai, W., Campbell-Lendrum, D., Chambers, J., Daly, M., Dasandi, N., Davies, M., Depoux, A., Dominguez-Salas, P., Drummond, P., Ebi, K. L., …Costello, A. (2018). The 2018 report of the Lancet Countdown on health and climate change: Shaping the health of nations for centuries to comeThe Lancet392(10163), 2479–2514.  

Zhang, Y., Beggs, P. J., McGushin, A., Bambrick, H., Trueck, S., Hanigan, I. C., Morgan, G. G., Berry, H. L., Linnenluecke, M. K., Johnston, F. H., Capon, A. G., & Watts, N. (2020). The 2020 special report of the MJA-Lancet Countdown on health and climate change: Lessons learnt from Australia's "Black Summer"The Medical Journal of Australia213(11), 490. 

Electronic books

VU research

Victoria University Public Health Research projects

Parker, A., Trott, E., Bourke, M.,  Klepac Pogrmilovic, B.,  Dadswell, K.,  Craike, M.,  McLean, S., Dash, S., and Pascoe, M. (2021). Young people's attitudes towards integrating physical activity as part of mental health treatment: a cross‐sectional study in youth mental health services. Early Intervention in Psychiatry.

Timpani, C., & Rybalka, E.,  (2021) Calming the (Cytokine) storm: Dimethyl fumarate as a therapeutic candidate for covid-19. Pharmaceuticals, 14 (1). pp. 1-15. ISSN 1424-8247 (In Press)

Jones, R., Maharaj, N.,  Rasmussen, B.,  Sheehan, P., & Young, C. (2018). Scoping study: costs of climate change impacts on the social determinants of health and wellbeing. Literature review. Project Report. Victoria, Department of Health and Human Services, Melbourne, Australia. (Unpublished)