Associate Professor Linda Selvey has joined the School of Public Health as a Teaching and Research Academic.  She is a health physician and her main research area is infectious disease. Her research interests are diverse including: climate change; Clostridium difficile, a bacterium that can cause severe diarrhea in vulnerable people; sexual health; blood borne viruses and antimicrobial resistance.

A/Prof Selvey formerly worked for Queensland Health, starting there as Director of Communicable Diseases Branch in December 1996 and in 2005,  then promoted to Executive Director, Population Health Queensland. She remained in this position until moving to Sydney where she took up the position of CEO of Greenpeace Australia Pacific. A/Prof Selvey then moved to Perth to join her partner and worked at Curtin University, School of Public Health, before joining The University of Queensland.

Researcher biography

Linda Selvey is a public health physician and an infectious diseases epidemiologist. She previously worked for Queensland Health in senior positions, including as Executive Director, Population Health Queensland. She has also previously worked as CEO of Greenpeace Australia Pacific. She returned to academia at Curtin University's School of Public Health in 2012, and commenced in UQ's School of Public Health in 2017. She is passionate about protecting human health from the impacts of the climate crisis and her research interests include hepatitis C treatment in marginalised populations, increasing vaccine uptake, Clostridium difficile epidemiology and the health impacts of climate change.