Dr Lachlan McIver is a rural generalist and public health physician, with over ten years of experience working in remote, indigenous and tropical communities around Australia, Africa, Asia and the Pacific.

Lachlan has a Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery degree from Monash University, a Master of Public Health and Tropical Medicine (with Distinction) from James Cook University and a PhD with The Australian National University.  He is a Fellow of the Australian College of Rural & Remote Medicine, the Australasian College of Tropical Medicine and the Australian Faculty of Public Health Medicine (Royal Australasian College of Physicians).

Lachlan is the Medical Advisor for Infectious Diseases, Epidemic Response and Antimicrobial Resistance for Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders) in their International Office (Access Campaign) in Geneva, Switzerland.  Lachlan is also the Chair of Directors for Rocketship Pacific Ltd – a small global health not-for-profit organisation focused on primary healthcare systems strengthening in developing countries.  

Lachlan's research interests include public health, tropical medicine, infectious diseases, primary healthcare, acute care, indigenous health, disasters, climate change and global health.  


Research Disciplines
Socio-Economic Objectives
  • 2012 - International volunteer of the year - Fiji
  • 2014 - Research Fellowship - L'institut de recherche pour le developpement (Montpellier, France)
  • 2010 - Research Fellowship - Robert Graham Center (Washington D.C., USA)

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ResearchOnline@JCU stores 20+ research outputs authored by Dr Lachlan McIver from 2010 onwards.

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World Health Organization - Malaysia - Contract Research

Climate Change and Health Adaptation in South-East Asia

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Developing countries in South-East Asia are among the most vulnerable in the world to the impacts of climate change, including the expected detrimental effects on human health. Initial health vulnerability assessment work in Cambodia and Laos suggests that the health impacts of climate change in those countries will be widespread and severe, if their health systems are not strengthened significantly to withstand these effects. The World Health Organization (WHO), in partnership with the Ministry of Health (Mohr) in both countries has requested technical support from the team at JCU CPHMVS (Specifically A/Prof Lachlan McIver and Dr Katrina Lyne) to implement projects aimed at protecting the health of CPHMVS (Specifically A/Prof Lachlan McIver and Dr Katrina Lyne) to implement projects aimed at protecting the health of communities across Cambodia and Laos fro the most severe effects of climate change in coming decades.
Lachlan McIver and Katrina Lyne (College of Public Health and Medical & Vet Sciences)
Climate Change; Disasters; Adaptation

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