Researcher biography

Dr Nina Lansbury Hall is a researcher on environmental health within The University of Queensland’s School of Public Health. She conducts research and teaching on responses to complex issues around the sustainable and integrated development, management and use of water resources with social, environmental and economic considerations. Nina is also involved in communicating water and health-relevant research findings into policy outcomes with stakeholders, which includes community engagement, behaviour change and policy analysis. Her current research at UQ examines the implementation challenges and opportunities for the UN Sustainable Development Goals; and sustainable provision and evaluation of water, sanitation and hygiene in development, including in Australia’s remote Aboriginal communities. Nina has worked on environmental and social sustainability issues in research and non-government organisations and she is motivated by an aim to create and contribute to high-impact research that responds to complex or ‘wicked’ environmental and social challenges in Australia and globally. In research, she was a senior research scientist at CSIRO, manager of the Susainable Water program at The University of Queensland, and senior research consultant at the Institute for Sustainable Futures, UTS. In non-government organisations, she was the director of the Climate Action Network Australia and research coordinator at the Mineral Policy Institute.


  • B. Arts (Asian Studies), The University of New South Wales
  • B. Env. Sciente (Hons), The University of New South Wales
  • Doctor of Philosophy, MACQUARIE UNIVERSITY