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

Lachlan has a Master of Public Health and Tropical Medicine (with Distinction) from James Cook University and is completing a PhD with The Australian National University.  He is a Fellow and Director of the Australian College of Rural & Remote Medicine, and a Fellow and Council Member of the Australasian College of Tropical Medicine.    

Lachlan is a consultant for the World Health Organization and a volunteer director of ROCKET+SHIP, 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, 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)

These are the most recent publications associated with this author. To see a detailed profile of all publications stored at JCU, visit ResearchOnline@JCU. Hover over Altmetrics badges to see social impact.

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ResearchOnline@JCU stores 16+ research outputs authored by Dr Lachlan McIver from 2010 onwards.

Current Funding

Current and recent Research Funding to JCU is shown by funding source and project.

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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These Higher Degree Research projects are either current or by students who have completed their studies within the past 5 years at JCU. Linked titles show theses available within ResearchOnline@JCU.

  • Climate change and health in Cambodia: Key climate-sensitive health risks, identification of vulnerable groups, and assessment of health adaptation activities (PhD , Primary Advisor)

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