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Tony Capon directs the Monash Sustainable Development Institute and holds a chair in planetary health in the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine at Monash University.
A public health physician and authority in environmental health and health promotion, his research focuses on urbanisation, sustainable development and human health. Tony is a former director of the International Institute for Global Health at United Nations University (UNU-IIGH), and has previously held professorial appointments at the University of Sydney and Australian National University.
He is a member of the Rockefeller Foundation–Lancet Commission on Planetary Health that published its report Safeguarding human health in the Anthropocene epoch in 2015, and the International Advisory Board for The Lancet Planetary 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):
Research area keywords
- Sustainable Development
- Planetary Health
- Environmental Health
- Health Promotion
- Human Health
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Better Environment, Healthier Ageing
Guo, Y., Li, S., Huxley, R., Dharmage, S. C., Lim, Y. Y., Rawson, H., Morawska, L., McKenzie, J., Ryan, J., Cain, S., Ademi Delaney, Z., Song, J., Xu, R., Jay, O., McNeil, J., Capon, T., Jalaludin, B. B., Pearce, C., Smith, K., Greening, C., Griffiths, D., Collie, A., Walker-Bone, K. & Levinger, P. T.
1/06/22 → 31/05/24
Planetary Health Histories: Developing Concepts
Anderson, W. H., Troy, J., Capon, T. & Sorlin, S.
30/03/22 → 29/03/25
Climate Change and Human Health in Asia: Current Impacts, Future Risks, and Health Benefits of Mitigation Policies
Guo, Y., Capon, T., Bi, P., Jalaludin, B., Zhang, Y., Green, D., Hu, W., Arblaster, J., Li, S., Phung, D., Huxley, R., Li, T., Kan, H., Kim, H. H., Hales, S., Peng, W., Binti Mahjom, M. & Phuleria, H.
1/01/21 → 31/12/23
Climate Change and Burden of Disease: Current Risk and Future Burden
Bi, P., Capon, T., Dear, K., Morgan, G. G., Zhang, Y. & Driscoll, T.
26/06/20 → 25/06/23
Effects of beta-blockers on thermal and cardiovascular strain of adults with coronary artery disease during extreme heat eventsChaseling, G., Batlett, A. A., Capon, A., Crandall, C., Fiatarone Singh, M., Bi, P., Nigam, A., Jay, O. & Gagnon, D., May 2022, In: The FASEB Journal. 36, S1, 1 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Meeting Abstract › peer-reviewOpen Access
Enabling transdisciplinary research collaboration for planetary health: insights from practice at the environment-health-development nexusWardani, J., Bos, J. J., Ramirez-Lovering, D. & Capon, A. G., Apr 2022, In: Sustainable Development. 30, 2, p. 375-392 18 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › Research › peer-review
Heat exposure and cardiovascular health outcomes: a systematic review and meta-analysisLiu, J., Varghese, B. M., Hansen, A., Zhang, Y., Driscoll, T., Morgan, G., Dear, K., Gourley, M., Capon, A. & Bi, P., Jun 2022, In: The Lancet Planetary Health. 6, 6, p. e484-e495 12 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Review Article › Research › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile
The 2022 report of the MJA–Lancet Countdown on health and climate change: Australia unprepared and paying the priceBeggs, P. J., Zhang, Y., McGushin, A., Trueck, S., Linnenluecke, M. K., Bambrick, H., Capon, A. G., Vardoulakis, S., Green, D., Malik, A., Jay, O., Heenan, M., Hanigan, I. C., Friel, S., Stevenson, M., Johnston, F. H., McMichael, C., Charlson, F., Woodward, A. J. & Romanello, M. B., Nov 2022, In: The Medical Journal of Australia. 217, 9, p. 439-458 20 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › Other › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile
The potential for indoor fans to change air conditioning use while maintaining human thermal comfort during hot weather: an analysis of energy demand and associated greenhouse gas emissionsMalik, A., Bongers, C., McBain, B., Rey-Lescure, O., Dear, R. D., Capon, A., Lenzen, M. & Jay, O., Apr 2022, In: The Lancet Planetary Health. 6, 4, p. e301-e309 9 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › Research › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile
The Climate Crisis [documentary episode]
David Holmes, Alan Reid, Tony Capon, Anna Skarbek, Andrew Mackintosh, Julie Arblaster & James Goldie
1 Media contribution
The urgent need to transform healthcare education to address climate change
Gabrielle Brand, Gitanjali Bedi & Tony Capon
1 Media contribution