Heat related research papers

Over summer, South Australia experiences periods of extremely hot weather. These extreme heat events, where maximum temperatures are above 40°C over a number of days with little relief during the night, have resulted in some people becoming ill. However, illness from the heat can be prevented.

Researchers at SA Health have been working with The University of Adelaide to investigate how to prevent poor health during extreme heat. The areas of research include:

  • the types of health effects from extreme heat
  • who is at risk and what are the risk factors
  • how climate change is predicted to affect extreme heat events.

Obtaining full articles

If only an abstract is available for the article you want to read, please contact Health.ScientificServices@sa.gov.au to request a full version of the article.

Health impacts of heatwaves in the Adelaide metropolitan area

Older people

Culturally and linguistically diverse communities

Community, climate change and extreme heat

How heat affects the workplace

Extreme heat and rising health care costs: looking into the future