Dr Celia McMichael is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Geography, The University of Melbourne. Celia has conducted applied work and research in the areas of forced migration and health, including with the World Health Organization in Angola and UNFPA in Sri Lanka.
A central focus of her current research is environmental change and human migration. She is currently working with UNESCAP, the International Organization for Migration, the Pacific Conference of Churches, and local researchers and communities on a research project focused on climate mobilities in the Pacific Islands region.
She is an invited member of the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP) Scientific Panel on Migration, Climate and Health, and a contributing author to the forthcoming Assessment Report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC WGII AR6).