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Public Lecture: Emerging Opportunities for Health and Environment

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Presented by  Professor Tony Capon, Director of the International Institute for Global Health at United Nations University in Kuala Lumpur, and Professor Tarun Weeramanthri, Executive Director of Public Health in Western Australia.

Event details

This public lecture is hosted by the WHO Collaborating Centre for Environmental Health Impact Assessment and the Faculty of Health Sciences at Curtin University.

Date
Friday 30 September 2016
Time
10.30 am - 12.30 pm
Venue
Bankwest Lecture Theatre, Building 200A
Cost
Free
Curtin General

Human health is being impacted by unprecedented environmental changes across the planet and new approaches are needed to protect our health into the future. The Sustainable Development Goals and the new Public Health Act in WA have the potential to influence decision-makers and deliver real and significant benefits to the health of people and the environment.

Speakers, Professor Tony Capon, Director of the International Institute for Global Health at United Nations University in Kuala Lumpur, and Professor Tarun Weeramanthri, Executive Director of Public Health in Western Australia, will discuss the opportunities and challenges to meet the Sustainable Development Goals and to implement the new Public Health Act in WA.

‘Emerging Opportunities for Health and Environment’ is hosted by the WHO Collaborating Centre for Environmental Health Impact Assessment and the Faculty of Health Sciences at Curtin University.

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About the speakers

“Human Health in 2030: Agenda for Sustainable Development” presented by Professor Tony Capon

Professor Capon is a public health physician and authority on environmental health. His research focuses on urbanisation, sustainable development and population health. Professor Capon has more than two decades of senior leadership and management experience in public health policy, research and education. Previously, he held academic appointments with Australian National University and the University of Canberra. He was the founding convenor of the climate change adaptation research network for human health in Australia.

 

“A new Public Health Act means new Public Health Thinking” presented by Professor Tarun Weeramanthri

Professor Weeramanthri has been Chair of the Health Program Board of the Cooperative Research Centre for Spatial Information since 2010. He has a PhD in social medicine, and is a Fellow of Leadership WA. He has a strong commitment to the public sector, innovation and partnerships to improve the health of the whole population. He is joint Specialty Chief Editor of Frontiers in Public Health Policy, a new open access international journal. In 2014, he was awarded the Sidney Sax Public Health Medal, the highest award given by the Public Health Association of Australia, for his contribution to public health in Australia.