The Environment Institute is calling for expressions of interest from both internal and external researchers, who would like to be involved in the development of an overarching Planetary Health research plan.
Over recent years there has been growing recognition of the Anthropocene, defined as the period during which human activity has been the dominant influence on climate and the environment. It is increasingly apparent that this is usually a detrimental interaction. Human health and the health of our planet are inextricably linked, and the survival of our civilization depends on robust natural systems, and the careful use of natural resources. This understanding has led to a newly defined area of research called Planetary Health.
A half day Planetary Health research planning session will be scheduled, before the end of 2019, to scope the expertise we have and the kind of projects that match our skill set. We will produce a summary document to showcase our expertise and use it to seek funding opportunities to support research in this rapidly growing area.
If you are interested in participating at any level, please contact by email by September 27th 2019. You will receive an invitation to the research planning session and be placed on our circulation list for future events and opportunities.
If you have any questions, please send them in by email, or contact the Environment Institute Director, Professor Bob Hill on (08) 8313 6807.