WATCH: Australian Panel on Extreme Heat & Health

08.03.16 By
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Our expert panelists discussed the challenges of climate change and extreme heat events for human health and the health sector, and what needs to be done to better prepare for the worsened conditions which will likely be experienced in coming decades.

Read more in our latest report, The Silent Killer: Climate Change and the Health Impacts of Extreme Heat as well the Co-Chair Statement from The Australian Summit on Extreme Heat and Health.


Dr Elizabeth Hanna (Facilitator): ANU Researcher and President of the Climate and Health Alliance.

Professor Lesley Hughes: Climate Councillor, Distinguished Professor of Biology and Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research Integrity & Development) at Macquarie University.

Professor Fiona Stanley AC FAA FASSA: Distinguished Research Professor at the University of Western Australia, Vice Chancellor’s Fellow at University of Melbourne, Patron and Founding Director of the Telethon Kids Institute, and former Australian of the Year.

Dr Stephen Parnis: Melbourne-based emergency physician and vice-president of the Australian Medical Association.