Altered weather patterns secondary to climate change are worsening heatwaves, droughts and floods, while sea level rise in in many delta is accelerated by human-exacerbated subsidence. Air and water pollution are major problems in many parts of the world; global ecotoxicity is under-appreciated. Food production and distribution systems are under pressure, as in some places are social stability, social cohesion, peace and security, undermining peace of mind and other aspects of wellbeing.
Our website is soon to be launched at the University of Canberra at the Centre for Research and Action in Public Health. Memoranda of understanding are yet to be signed, but will likely include with Professors Wael Al-Delaimy, at UCSD Division of Global Health San Diego, CA, USA; Tony Capon, Director United Nations University Institute of Global Health, Trevor Hancock, Professor and Senior Scholar, School of Public Health & Social Policy, University of Victoria, Canada, Jouni Jaakkola Director Centre for Environmental and Respiratory Health Research, University of Oulu, Finland, John Potter Centre for Public Health Research, Massey University, NZ, Andy Morse , associated with the Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, at the University of Liverpool (UK)’s Institute of Infection and Global Health. He is also attached to the NIHR Health Protection Research Unit in Emerging and Zoonotic Infections The final likely founding member is Prof Sir Harry Burns, at Glasgow, Scotland, UK. He is the professor of global public health and co-director of The Strathclyde Institute of Global Public Health in Glasgow, Scotland. Originally trained as surgeon, he was the Chief Medical Officer for Scotland and is known for his strong advocacy for greater social and health justice.
I will occasionally update this blog.