Tony Capon is the inaugural Professor of Planetary Health in the School of Public Health at the University of Sydney. Tony is a public health physician with more than 25 years of senior leadership experience spanning academic, policy and practice roles.
A former director of the global health institute at United Nations University (UNU-IIGH), Tony is an authority on environmental health and health promotion.
His research focuses on transdisciplinary understanding of urban futures, sustainable development and human health.
Since 2008, Tony has advised the International Council for Science (ICSU) on their global interdisciplinary science program on health and wellbeing in the changing urban environment using systems approaches.
He is a member of The Rockefeller Foundation–Lancet Commission on Planetary Health which published its report Safeguarding human health in the Anthropocene epoch in 2015, the advisory committee for the Planetary Health Alliance and the editorial advisory board for The Lancet Planetary Health.
Tony has served in numerous honorary leadership roles with professional and not-for-profit organisations including the Australasian Faculty of Public Health Medicine, the International Society for Urban Health and the Frank Fenner Foundation.
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