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Angie Bone is an Associate Professor of Practice in Planetary Health at Monash Sustainable Development Institute (MSDI). She leads the Environment and Health strategic theme, focusing particularly on system transformation for health sector resilience and sustainability, and planetary health.

Angie is a senior public health physician, with extensive public health leadership and research experience, especially concerning environmental influences on health and health equity.

As former Deputy Chief Health Officer (environment) at the Department of Health in Victoria, Angie provided expert advice to Ministers, senior officials and the community on risks to health and how to mitigate them. As Head of Extreme Events at Public Health England (now the UK Health Security Agency) she led national emergency response planning to extreme weather events, and worked with a range of disciplines to strengthen the evidence base about health impacts and risk reduction. This included action on the wider, 'upstream' factors that influence the likelihood and severity of harm to health and wellbeing, particularly housing.

This followed over 15 years of experience as a front-line public health doctor and epidemiologist in several low, middle and high income countries in Europe and Africa with a range of different organisations, including the World Health Organisation and the International Committee of the Red Cross.

Angie is a fellow of the Australasian Faculty of Public Health Medicine of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and its UK equivalent. She has co-authored over 40 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, presented at numerous forums nationally and internationally on climate change, sustainability and health, and serves on a number of expert and translation advisory groups in relation to the environmental determinants of population health.


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

Education/Academic qualification

Certificate of Completion of Training Public Health, General Medical Council

Diploma of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, DTM&H, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

Post-graduate Certificate in Human Rights and International Relations, London School of Economics and Political Science

Master in Public Health in Developing Countries, MSc, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Public Health England

Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP)

Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, MBChB, University of Manchester

External positions

Honorary Clinical Associate Professor, University of Exeter

Jul 2017 → …

Research area keywords

  • sustainable development
  • climate adaptation
  • planetary health
  • health equity
  • housing and health
  • extreme events

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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