Professor Kingsley Faulkner
David Shearman, SA
Hakan Yaman, WA
Marion Carey, VIC
George Crisp, WA
Eugenie Kayak, VIC
David King, QLD
Helen Redmond, NSW
Linda Selvey, WA
Peter Tait, ACT/NT
Dimity Williams, VIC
Alice McGushin, National Student Representative
Rohan Church, TAS
Jenny Hellsing, (Student Rep)
Anna Norris, TAS
Ben Ticehurst, NSW
Kingsley Faulkner AM MBBS FRACS was President of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons 2001-2003; Head of General Surgery, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital; Head of General Surgery, St John of Gold Health Care Clinic, Subiaco and Clinical Professor within the Department of Surgery of the University of Western Australia. He is a Professor within the School of Medicine, Fremantle of the University of Notre Dame Australia. He was formerly Chairman, Australian Council on Smoking and Health. He is committed to address the major challenges of environmental degradation and its many consequences.
Marion Carey MBBS(Hons) MPH FAFPHM FRSPH is a public health physician with extensive experience in environmental health, and an interest in the public health impacts of climate change and how to adapt to these. She is an Adjunct Associate Professor (Research) at Monash University and a Fellow of the Australasian Faculty of Public Health Medicine. She recently undertook a VicHealth Research Fellowship at Monash Sustainability Institute to explore evidence around the human health impacts of climate change and biodiversity decline. Prior to this, she worked in the Victorian Department of Human Services as Senior Medical Adviser in Environmental Health to the Chief Health Officer. There she was involved in the response to the 2009 heat wave and bush fires and development of policy on health and climate change. Her current areas of interest include understanding climate change vulnerability and health impacts, emerging health issues in mitigation/adaptation, medical education about climate change and health, and the interconnections between biodiversity and health. She has a particular interest in the health impacts of unconventional gas development.
Rohan Church is a junior doctor working at the North-West Regional Hospital in Tasmania. Rohan is a keen gardener, enjoying the rich soils of North West Tasmania and the spoils that it brings, and is a regular bike commuter. Rohan was the DEA National Student Representative in 2011-12 and as well as his Tasmanian roles is still assisting the student body of DEA in a mentoring capacity.
George Crisp is a GP in a small practice in Perth, Western Australia. He believes that medical practitioners can and should play a central role in educating decision-makers and the public on how social and environmental factors relate to health. George co-conceived and co-founded "GreenPractice" a model to assist GPs in greening their practices to take advantage of the health co-benefits arising from environmental actions, as well as encouraging them to be advocates for health and role models in their communities. He has also been active in local community organisations, promoting healthy urban design and planning. In his spare time he is plays soccer and keyboards in a rock band.
Jenny Hellsing is a final year medical student at the University of Sydney and is currently based at the School of Rural Health in Orange, NSW. She has been actively involved with Doctors for the Environment Australia (DEA) since 2010 and was the 2011-12 NSW Student Representative. She believes that the threat of climate change, environmental degradation and unsustainable practices paints a daunting picture of the medical milieu in which she will practice as a doctor into the future. Through her involvement with DEA she is working to bring about the changes needed to shape this future into delivering better health outcomes. She is also Groups Development Officer with the DEA Student Committee for 2012 working closely with State Representatives and university groups to build a strong and connected DEA Student network across Australia.
Eugenie Kayak is a Melbourne based anaesthetist. She feels the health sector should be leading industry groups when it comes to decreasing ecological footprints, the subsequent limiting of contributions to environmental degradation and the prevention of associated adverse health effects. She has a young family and believes health professionals have both a role and a responsibility to ensure healthy, stable environments exist for future generations.
David King is an academic general practitioner with the University of Queensland. A keen cyclist and bushwalker, he has converted many of his academic colleagues to cycle commuting. His house has gradually been modified with energy saving features and photovoltaic cells. He has coordinated a bush regeneration project since 1993, and enjoys using the chainsaw (on introduced weed species!). He briefly experienced the Terania Creek forestry blockade, northern NSW, in the early 1980's.
Alice McGushin is currently studying Honours in Hobart. She grew up in Queenstown on the west coast of Tasmania; a place of amazing natural beauty and devastating destruction from 100 years of mining. Her 17 years in Queenstown, as well as her parents’ active community roles were likely to be the key influences that led to her being involved in environmental and social issues. She became involved with DEA very early on in her first year of medical school, inspired by her peers in older years. She was state representative for Tasmania in 2011 and a general committee representative last year. She is looking forward to an active year as National Student Representative.
Anna Esme Norris loves trees, pristine beaches and believes that she can make a positive difference to the health of the Earth (humans, other animals, the environment alike) by being directly involved in public health-based preventative strategies. As a result, she gladly put her hand up to be the co-Tasmanian representative of DEA. Next year, she will be an intern at the Royal Hobart Hospital.
Helen Redmond is a fellow of the Australasian Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine, RACP, and works as a rehabilitation physician in private and public practise in Sydney. Helen has a lifelong passion and concern for the environment. She attended the inaugural meeting of the Lock the Gate Alliance in Broke NSW November 2010 on behalf of DEA which lead to her exploration of the potential health impacts of coal seam gas extraction. Responding to the urgent need for a health voice on this issue she has presented on CSG to numerous community audiences, as well as to NSW and federal inquiries. Helen has a particular interest in the health consequences of our energy choices. She sees it as the medical profession's responsibility to advocate for renewable energy thus minimising health impacts from fossil fuels and of climate change.
Linda Selvey comes to DEA having been CEO at Greenpeace Australia Pacific. Prior to this she held senior management positions in Queensland Health, most recently Executive Director, Population Health Queensland. Linda has also been Chair of the Queensland Conservation Council, as well as representing Queensland on the Council of the Australian Conservation Foundation from 1995-1997 and 2004-2006. In 2007 she was trained by Al Gore as a climate change presenter and has since conducted around 20 presentations to large audiences at state, national and international forums; including politicians and the health sector. Dr Selvey says meeting Al Gore was "fabulous, very inspiring... I learned an incredible amount and my interest and motivation to do something about climate change expanded dramatically."
David Shearman is Emeritus Professor of Medicine, University of Adelaide, and Visiting Research Fellow in the Department of Geography and Environmental Sciences. He was Senior Lecturer in Therapeutics University of Edinburgh and then Hon Associate Professor of Medicine Yale University Medical School. He has contributed to reports Three and Four of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. He has a lifelong involvement in environmental issues and is a former President of the Conservation Council of South Australia and has written many articles and books on environmental and health issues.
Peter Tait MBBS DipRACOG MClimChng FRACGP FPHAA is a general practitioner in Canberra, who worked in Alice Springs from 1981 to 2011. He completed a Masters of Climate Change at the Australian National University (ANU) in 2010. He is involved in clinical work, public health and teaching, holding an Adjunct Clinical Senior Lecturer position with the ANU. He also holds a Senior Fellow research position at the National Centre for Epidemiology & Population Health, ANU. He has had a long involvement in the environment and peace movement. He was awarded the RACGP General Practitioner of the Year in 2007.
Benjamin Ticehurst BSc(Med) MBBS MPH FRACGP is a GP from Sydney and senior lecturer in the School of Medicine, University of Notre Dame Australia. He holds a Master of Public Health (JCU) through which he has studied the links between human health and ecological threats. In 2007-8, Ben and his wife spent two years working as doctors on a remote island (Badu) in the Torres Strait. Through this experience, he developed a love for the people and the natural environment of the fragile maritime landscape of the Strait. Particular interests include biodiversity & health, questioning conventional growth-based economics, harnessing medical student passion for the environment, and supporting revitalisation of endangered indigenous languages.
Dimity Williams is a Melbourne based general practitioner and the Convenor of DEA's Forests and Biodiversity Interest Group. She has a long history of working with community groups on raising awareness on the threat of climate change and is passionate about promoting the importance of nature for our wellbeing. Dimity is the health advisor and a co-founder of the ‘Victorian Child and Nature Connection’, a cross-sectoral network which aims to promote the health benefits (particularly for children) of connecting with nature. Dimity is also an Alumnus of the Centre for Sustainability Leadership. (CSL).
Hakan Yaman is an emergency physician and general practitioner with a masters degree in Public Health. His interests include sustainable development, the relationship between social inequalities and health outcomes and the impacts of trade agreements on the availability of generic medications in resource poor countries. He is also an avid bike rider and public transport user and would like to see priority given to these forms of commuting in State plans.
Mariann Lloyd-Smith is the Coordinator of the National Toxics Network Inc (NTN), a public interest non government organisation which is the Australian focal point for the International POPs Elimination Network (IPEN). Marian has a PhD from the Faculty of Law at the University of Technology (UTS), Sydney. She has worked in the area of chemical and waste management for over two decades, including co-authoring Australia's national management plans for persistent organic pollutants (POPs), developing information systems to support environmentally sound chemical management and representing the community sector in a range of technical advisory groups and regional/international chemical negotiations.
All committee members are contactable via email@example.com
(see profile above - DEA Management Committee)
Todd Gregory is a first year MBBS student at the University of Western Sydney. Prior to studying medicine he worked in Diplomatic Security for the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and served time with the military. He has travelled widely and his passion for the environment has grown as he has witnessed first-hand the negative effect unsustainable growth is having on our planet and human health. His primary goal is to improve public health through better interaction with our environment and is keen to expand public awareness starting with the implementation of climate change topics in medical school curriculum.
Paul Thuesen I am a second year medical student at the University of Wollongong. Before studying medicine, I worked as an ecologist in North Queensland that specialized in developing conservation plans for threatened species - with freshwater fish conservation being my primary passion. Since swapping my mask and snorkel for a stethoscope, one thing has become absolutely clear to me, humans, just like fish, are reliant on functional ecosystem services for their existence. Sadly, the promotion of environmental sustainability in underpinning human health is a topic that is often not advocated for strongly enough by health professionals. Joining DEA seemed like the only logical thing to do in order to do my part to help.
Seira Ikeuchi was born and raised in Okinawa, Japan, completed her B.S. degree in Biology in the USA, and is currently a third year MBBS student at University of Queensland. When not scuffling around hospital wards in a keen med student fashion, she loves to run, bushwalk, and grow edible plants in her newly set up 'urban garden' (ie, trying desperately not to kill them). She is interested in the topics of environment, (global) health, and human rights. Environmental threats, like climate change, know no borders -- it affects us all. But I believe that DEA allows us to act locally while we think globally about the impacts. This year, I will endeavour to increase the QLD student membership and encourage state members to be more active. And, of course, we'll be planning lots of fun activities as well!
Billie Charles Britton is a 4th year medical student at the University of Adelaide. She grew up in the southern suburbs of Adelaide before beginning medicine at Adelaide University. In the role of SA State Representative she aims to increase awareness of medical students, doctors and the general public of the environmental determinants of human health. In particular she would like to foster student DEA members’ activity from grassroots action to political advocacy. Now living in an apartment one of her personal aims for the year is to cultivate her own potted veggie/herb patch. Her other interests include global health, travel, music, dancing and good vegetarian food!
Henry West is currently studying at the University of Tasmania on the Hobart campus. He got involved with the DEA in 2012, when he became the Student Representative for Tasmania and continues in this role in 2013. Henry got involved upon starting medicine due to his understanding of the unbreakable connection between society’s health and the environment it lives in. He wishes to contribute to making that connection a healthy and mutually beneficial one. Henry loves to explore the natural environment that Tasmania has to offer while bushwalking, paddling and cycling, and wishes to ensure that we can protect as much of it as possible for future generations to also enjoy.
Harry Jennens is a final year student at the University of Melbourne. He sees climate change as the greatest threat to global health and wellbeing in the 21st century, and therefore one of the most important things he can spend his time on. Other contenders include other global health issues, circus performing and medical studies. Harry is keen to cement climate change into medical curricula and grow the Victorian membership branch. He'd love to chat with anyone who has an idea or who would like to get involved!
Stephen Pannell I love the natural beauty of Australia. I enjoy swimming and surfing in the ocean, hiking into the wilderness and cycling for transport. I've always been interested in the relationship between healthy environments and healthy people. Studying medicine puts me in an ideal position to contribute to positive changes within the healthcare system for improved health outcomes for all Australians. This year I am the national coordinator for the climate change and health (CC+H) portfolio with the Australian Medical Students' Association (AMSA). Working collaboratively with DEA and AMSA I aim to help reduce the carbon footprint of the health care system, including hospitals, private practices and medical schools around Australia. I also aim to advocate for the inclusion of the impacts of climate change on health into the medical curriculum.
Kaalya De Silva is a third year medical student studying at the University of New South Wales. Fortunate to live in the beautiful surrounds of Wollongong, she has taken an impassioned interest in global health and the plight of impoverished communities. As secretary, she hopes to bring the far-reaching and ongoing global health consequences of climate change onto the radar of medical students. She is keen to encourage budding and experienced health professionals alike to take an active and pragmatic approach towards such issues and is excited to see DEA grow as a leading voice in the push for change.
Jessica Tong Hi there! I’m Jess, a 5th year medical student from UNSW and I’m looking forward to tackling the role of Education Officer in the coming year. A little bit about me: I’ve lived in Sydney all my life and when I travel overseas, I’m always in awe of how incredibly lucky we are to be living here. I like to cook, bake and experiment with vegan recipes… even though I’m not vegan or vegetarian. I’m hoping to give DEA members some up-to-date, topical information about issues relating to the environment and health, as this is something that is all too often neglected in the medical curriculum.
Kathleen Wild is a fourth year student at the University of Queensland based at Ipswich Hospital. A DEA member since 2012, she was encouraged to get more involved after the iDEA 2013 conference in Adelaide. As publicity officer she hopes to spread that same spirit of inspired collaboration.
Elizabeth Linder I'm currently in 4th year medicine at the University of Adelaide. I only heard about DEA last year and that's when I joined up. I was very interested in environmental conservation and clean energy in high school and helped set up an environmental committee in the student body to try to "green" our school. When I attended iDEA 2013 I never expected to put my hand up for a position but sitting and listening to such inspirational people made me want to get more involved. I chose to nominate for student website manager and I'm really looking forward to being part of the committee in the coming year!
Jenny Hellsing is a final year medical student at the University of Sydney and is currently based at the School of Rural Health in Orange, NSW. She has been actively involved with Doctors for the Environment Australia (DEA) since 2010 and was the 2011-12 NSW Student Representative. She believes that the threat of climate change, environmental degradation and unsustainable practices paints a daunting picture of the medical milieu in which she will practice as a doctor into the future. Through her involvement with DEA she is working to bring about the changes needed to shape this future into delivering better health outcomes. As Groups Development Officer she works closely with State Representatives and university groups to build a strong and connected DEA Students network across Australia.
Below is a list of names of Scientific Committee Members followed by brief profiles for each Committee Member.
David de Kretser
Sir Gustav Nossal
Profiles of DEA Scientific Committee Members:
From 1949 to 1965 Professor Stephen Boyden carried out research in bacteriology and immunology in Cambridge (UK), New York, Paris, Copenhagen and Canberra. From 1965 to his retirement at the end of 1990 he pioneered work at the Australian National University on human ecology and biohistory. He has published several books on these themes. Since retirement he has been involved in the establishment and activities of the Nature and Society Forum (of which he is at present Co-ordinator) - a community-based organization committed to improving understanding, across the community, of the processes of life and human and ecological health.
Professor Peter Doherty AC, FRS, FAA is Laureate Professor of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Melbourne, Michael F. Tamer Chair of Biomedical Research at St Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital and Nobel Laureate for Physiology or Medicine. He received the Nobel Prize in 1996 and was Australian of the Year in 1997. Recognising the importance of the issue, Professor Doherty has written on climate change and his recent book "A Light History of Hot Air" published by Melbourne University Press has a sub-text promoting this message to a wide readership.
Professor Bob Douglas became Dean of the Medical School, University of Adelaide, in 1988 and for a number of years was Chair of the Geneva based World Health Organization Technical Advisory Committee on the worldwide control of acute respiratory infections. From 1989 to 2000 he l ead a new National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health at The Australian National University. In 2000 he was made an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for his work on the prevention of respiratory infections in children around the world and on training of public health specialists in Australia. Prof. Douglas has led the development of a new organisation called Australia 21 http://www.australia21.org.au which is building research networks to tackle some of the unsolved problems facing Australian society , including issues relating to sustainability, energy options, sustainable agriculture, youth wellbeing and Australia's international role. He is co-editor of a book entitled "In Search of Sustainability" published by CSIRO Publishing in January 2005.
Professor Michael Kidd AM is Executive Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences at Flinders University. He is an Honorary Professor with the School of Medicine at The University of Sydney and was President of The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners from 2002-2006. He has research and education interests in primary care, ehealth, medical education, safety and quality in primary care, and the management of HIV and hepatitis C. He is an elected member of the executive committee of The World Organization of Family Doctors and is their liaison person with the World Health Organization. He also works as a general practitioner in Adelaide and Alice Springs.
Professor David de Kretser AC is a reproductive endocrinologist whose academic career at Monash University has included appointments as Professor of Anatomy, the founding Director of the Monash Institute of Medical Research and the Associate Dean for Biotechnology Development. In 2003, he was named a Sir John Monash Distinguished Professor. He served as the 28th Governor of Victoria from 2006 to 2011 and is a companion of the Order of Australia. He resumed his research career at Monash University in April 2011. He has served on the Human Reproduction Program at the World Health Organisation. David has expressed dismay at the state of the climate change debate and supports efforts to provide people with clear and factual information on its impact and ways of addressing it.
Professor Steve Leeder is Professor of Public Health and Community Medicine and Director of the Australian Health Policy Institute at the University of Sydney. He was the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine from 1998-2002. His background includes clinical medicine and epidemiological research and policy development. He has had a long standing interest in the interplay between health and the physical and social environment and has been President of both the Australasian Epidemiological Association and the Public Health Association of Australia. For 18 months from 2003 Steve worked as Visiting Senior Research Scientist at Columbia University’s Earth Institute.
Professor Ian Lowe AO is emeritus professor of science, technology and society at Griffith University in Brisbane and holds adjunct appointments at three other universities. His research concerns the influence of policy decisions on use of science and technology, especially in the fields of energy and environment. He directed Australia's Commission for the Future in 1988 and chaired the advisory council that produced the first national report on the state of the environment in 1996. He was named Australian Humanist of the Year in 1988. In 2000 he received the Queensland Premier's Millennium Award for Excellence in Science and the Australian Prime Minster's Environmental Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement. He chairs Brisbane's Urban Environment Advisory Committee and is a member of the national Environmental Health Council. He has written a weekly column for New Scientist since 1992 and received the 2002 Eureka Prize for Promotion of Science.
Professor Robyn McDermott is a public health physician who has worked as a clinician, health service manager and epidemiologist in rural Australia, South East Asia and the Pacific. She has served as President of the Australasian Faculty of Public Health Medicine in 2002-04 and as Pro Vice Chancellor of the Division of Health Sciences at the University of South Australia from 2004-9. She has undertaken consultancies with WHO, World Bank, AusAID and State and Commonwealth Departments of Health in the areas of primary health care, chronic disease prevention and management. Her research interests are in the determinants of health in disadvantaged and Indigenous populations, health system improvement and sustainability.
Professor Tony (A.J.) McMichael, AO, FTSE, (US) NAS, is Professor of Population Health at The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia, where he heads the research program on Environment, Climate and Health. He was, from 1994 until 2001, Professor of Epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. His research interests over four decades have spanned occupational diseases, dietary influences on chronic diseases, environmental epidemiology, social epidemiological research and, more recently, the population health consequences of global environmental changes. During 1993-2001 he led the assessment of health impacts for the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). He is a Science Advisor to the Australian Government's Climate Commission, and to the Global Health Security Centre, at Chatham House (London). His most recent book, "Human Frontiers, Environments and Disease: Past Patterns, Uncertain Futures", was published in 2001 by Cambridge University Press.
Professor Peter Newman is the Director of the Sustainability Policy Unit in the Department of Premier and Cabinet on secondment from being Professor of City Policy at Murdoch University. He is currently co-ordinating the development of a Sustainability Strategy for Western Australia. He has been an elected councillor with the City of Fremantle and is best known for his work in rebuilding the Perth's rail system. Peter also works on an international level where he studies global cities and is a Visiting Professor with the University of Pennsylvania. His book with Jeff Kenworthy 'Sustainability and Cities: Overcoming Automobile Dependence' was launched in the White House in 1999 and his 2001 co-authored book is called 'Back on Track: Rethinking Australian and New Zealand Transport.' His 1989 book with Jeff Kenworthy 'Cities and Automobile Dependence: An International Sourcebook' was the first to define and compare how cities around the world were building themselves around car transport.
Sir Gustav Nossal AC, CBE, FAA, FRS was Director of the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research (1965-1996) and Professor of Medical Biology at The University of Melbourne. His research is in fundamental immunology with five books and 530 scientific articles in this and related fields. He has been President (1986-1989) of the International Union of Immunological Societies; President of the Australian Academy of Science (1994-1998); a member of the Prime Minister's Science, Engineering and Innovation Council (1989 to 1998);.Chairman of the committee overseeing the World Health Organization's Vaccines and Biologicals Program (1993-2002) and Chairman of the Strategic Advisory Council of the Bill and Melinda Gates Children's Vaccine Program (1998-2003). He was knighted in 1977, made a Companion of the Order of Australia in 1989 and appointed Australian of the Year in 2000. Other honours include Fellow of The Royal Society of London, Foreign Associate of the US National Academy of Sciences, Member of the Academie des Sciences, France, the Robert Koch Gold Medal, the Albert Einstein World Award of Science, the Emil von Behring Prize, the Rabbi Shai Shacknai Prize, and over 120 named lectureships in ten countries.
Professor Hugh Possingham heads the Departments of Mathematics and Zoology, The University of Queensland and The Ecology Centre (and Centre for Conservation Biology). In 2000 he was winner of the Inaugural Fenner Medal for Plant and Animal Science (Australian Academy of Science) and in 2001 he received the Australian Mathematics Society Medal. Amongst his many interests in conservation biology, he has an interest in biodiversity and climate change. He is a member of the Wentworth Group of Australia's leading environmental scientists who advocate radical and fundamental reform to halt further degradation of Australia's landscapes.
Professor Lawrie Powell AC, a graduate of The University of Queensland Medical School, is a distinguished hepatologist who has made significant contributions to the understanding of inherited liver disease and cirrhosis. He has received numerous national and international awards in recognition of these contributions. In 1990 he was appointed Director of The Queensland Institute of Medical Research which, over the next decade enlarged three-fold in size and funding. He was instrumental in the successful development and planning of the new Comprehensive Cancer Research Centre which opened in 2002. Currently, he is Director of Research at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, and Professor Emeritus, The University of Queensland, Brisbane.
Fiona Stanley AC is the founding Director of the Telethon Institute for Child Health Research that was established in Perth in 1990. The Institute is multidisciplinary and researches the prevention of major childhood illnesses. Her particular interests are in strategies to enhance health and well-being in populations; the causes and prevention of birth defects and major neurological disorders: the causes and lifelong consequences of low birth weight; patterns of maternal and child health in Aboriginal and Caucasian populations. She is also the Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth, a national organisation with an agenda to improve the health and well-being of young Australians. In 2003 Fiona Stanley was made Australian of the Year for her contribution to child health.
Rosemary Stanton OAM is a nutritionist whose work over the last 45 years has involved public health nutrition, education and consumer issues relating to nutrition. She is a Visiting Fellow in the School of Medical Sciences at the University of New South Wales, is involved with the Institute for Sustainable Futures at the University of Technology (Sydney) in their international work on sustainable use of resources in food production. As well as many scientific papers, Rosemary has authored over 30 books on food and nutrition and writes for newspapers and magazines for the public and the medical profession. Her current interests focus on the interrelationships between healthy diets and environmental factors.
Norman Swan qualified as a paediatrician but is best known for presenting and producing ABC Radio National programs: Health Report and Life Matters and hosting the ABC television program: Health Dimensions. He has contributed to many other radio and television programs. Norman has been Australian Producer of the Year and was awarded a Gold Citation in the United Nations Media Peace Prizes for his radio work. In 1988 he won the Australian Writers' Guild Award for best documentary - on scientific fraud. He has also won three Walkley National Awards for Australian Journalism including the Gold and Australia's top prize for Science Journalism, the Michael Daley Award, twice. In addition to his broadcasting Norman edits his own newsletter, The Health Reader.
Professor David Yencken AO is Professor Emeritus at the University of Melbourne and Patron of the Australian Conservation Foundation. He is also the convenor of the Australian Collaboration, a collaboration of peak national community bodies. His recent reports include: A Just and Sustainable Australia (Yencken and Porter 2001) and Where are we going: comprehensive social, cultural, environmental and economic reporting (Yencken 2001). His most recent books are Resetting the Compass: Australia's Journey towards Sustainability (Yencken and Wilkinson, 2000), Environment, Education and Society in the Asia Pacific (Yencken, Fien and Sykes, 2000) and Young people and the Environment: An Asia Pacific Perspective (Fien, Yencken and Sykes 2002 ). He is also the founder and editor of the Tela series devoted to the exploration of the relationship between the environment, economy and society.