Climate change is leading to more extreme and frequent heat episodes leaving older people more vulnerable in the community.

Researchers at Griffith University are partnering with older members of the community to develop an early warning heat system in the home to ensure they and others can continue to live at home safely and comfortably.

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. How is our system an individualised early warning system? Our system is an individualised early warning system because it considers the specific needs and… Read More

Ethos Article in INSPIRE Edition 31

Our researchers, Mehak Oberai and Dr Shannon Rutherford have published a piece in the 31st issue of the INSPIRE research magazine. The piece is embedded… Read More

Ethos Policy Maker Report

Here is an upload of our policy maker report based on findings from our 2022 heat, health and digital technology survey. Click… Read More

Ethos Heat-Health 65+ Queensland Survey Results

Here is the technical report from the Ethos team, covering the main findings from our statewide survey conducted in 2022. Due to file size constraints,… Read More

Ethos February Newsletter

Here’s the Ethos February 2024 newsletter (click here to open) which features updates about our project, in-home trial feedback… Read More

Sweltering Cities panel warns Brisbane heatwaves will worsen

Brisbane faces a critical challenge as heatwaves worsen due to poor urban design. A recent Sweltering Cities panel warns of intense heat pockets caused by… Read More

Likelihood of more Ambulance Callouts as Heatwave Conditions Continue

In this post by the Griffith news media, Mehak, Aaron and Shannon discuss their latest publication in the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public… Read More

Increased heat: What does it mean for older Australians?

Members of the Ethos research team at Griffith University discuss the effect of increased heat on older Australians in 2023 October Australian Association of Gerontology… Read More

Ethos August Newsletter

Ella and Mehak have put together the August 2023 Ethos Newsletter (click here… Read More

Ethos Video Release Part 3 – Heatwave ready: How to stay safe during hot weather

The final video in our series explores how to stay safe during hot weather. Read More

Ethos Video Release Part 2 – Martin’s story: Why does age increase heat risk?

This video explores Martins side of the story, and how aging can affect heat regulation systems. Read More