Simon Quilty

PhD Candidate


Dr. Simon Quilty has lived and worked in the remote Northern Territory working as a specialist physician for the past decade, with over 20 years of experience in remote medicine in the NT. He has a background in public health and engineering, and sees the health inequities facing remote First Nations people as fundamentally linked to colonisation and the subsequent inadequacies of housing and infrastructure that these people now live with. Simon is undertaking research examining the relationship between environmental heat and wellbeing in the Northern Territory, taking a cultural lens to examine opportunities to adapt to future warming that is now under way in the tropical north of Australia.


Research interests

  • Heat and health
  • Remote health
  • Indigenous culture and society
  • Healthcare resilience and sustainability