Emily J. Flies

Health ecologist. Spatial Scientist. Communicator.


Interviewed on The Lentil Intervention on ‘Nature, Biodiversity and Human Health‘ published online 24 April 2023.

Interviewed by Environmental Health Perspectives on ‘From the Ground up: Assessing Bacterial Diversity in the Air Space of an Urban Park‘ article published online on 11 Jan 2021.

ABC News 24 live video interview on what causes the high allergy rate in Australia and how getting out into nature can prevent allergies: https://youtu.be/Jw4LpBbkjsI

Flies, EJ, Weinstein, P, Skelly, C. 2020. “Early exposure to infections doesn’t protect against allergies but getting into nature mightThe Conversation. Published online February 7, 2020.

Stephenson, E., Webb, C., Flies, E.J. 2019 “How Australian wildlife spread and suppress Ross River virus“. The Conversation. published online January 15, 2019.

Flies, E.J. (2018) “Cities and Health: for better or worse” Blog Post for the Dynamics of Eco-Evolutionary Patterns Lab, published April 27, 2018.

Flies, E.J.; Webb, C. (2016). “Explainer: what are antibodies and why are viruses like Dengue worse the second time?” The Conversation, published online November 7, 2016.

Williams, C; Flies, E. J. (2015). “How a new test is revolutionizing what we know about viruses in our midstThe Conversation, published online August 19, 2015.

Three Minute thesis (2014 winner for the University of South Australia)

  • Watch my presentation here and listen to my radio presentation here

Panel discussion Planet Talks “Can humans be well when the planet is sick?” at WOMADelaide music festival

  • Watch the whole 1-hour panel discussion here, or listen to the podcast here

Science in the Pub (Adelaide and Tasmania)

Emily Johnston as one of UniSA’s 25 “Enterprising Faces”

My research highlighted in the newspaper

My research triggers public health warning for Adelaide residents

A fun “mozzie” (mosquito) explainer on kid’s show, Totally Wild