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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.

Research area keywords

  • Sustainable Development
  • Planetary Health
  • Environmental Health
  • Health Promotion
  • Urbanisation
  • Human Health

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Climate Change and Burden of Disease: Current Risk and Future Burden

Bi, P., Capon, T., Dear, K., Morgan, G., Zhang, Y. & Driscoll, T.


Project: Research

Research Output

Advancing planetary health in Australia: focus on emerging infections and antimicrobial resistance

Hill-Cawthorne, G., Negin, J., Capon, T., Gilbert, G. L., Nind, L., Nunn, M., Ridgway, P., Schipp, M., Firman, J., Sorrell, T. C. & Marais, B. J., Apr 2019, In : BMJ Global Health. 4, 2, 10 p., e001283.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleOtherpeer-review

Open Access
1 Citation (Scopus)

A preliminary study of the effect of dousing and foot immersion on cardiovascular and thermal responses to extreme heat

Morris, N. B., Gruss, F., Lempert, S., English, T., Hospers, L., Capon, A. & Jay, O., 8 Oct 2019, In : JAMA. 322, 14, p. 1411-1413 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetterOtherpeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)

Climate change and health promotion in Australia: navigating political, policy, advocacy and research challenges

Patrick, R., Armstrong, F., Hancock, T., Capon, A. & Smith, J. A., Sep 2019, In : Health Promotion Journal of Australia. 30, 3, p. 295-298 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorialOtherpeer-review

Climate change is a health issue: what can doctors do?

Sainsbury, P., Charlesworth, K., Madden, L., Capon, A., Stewart, G. & Pencheon, D., 2019, In : Internal Medicine Journal. 49, 8, p. 1044-1048 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleOtherpeer-review

3 Citations (Scopus)

Ecosystem services for human health in Oceania

McFarlane, R. A., Horwitz, P., Arabena, K., Capon, A., Jenkins, A., Jupiter, S., Negin, J., Parkes, M. W. & Saketa, S., Oct 2019, In : Ecosystem Services. 39, 5 p., 100976.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleOtherpeer-review

2 Citations (Scopus)