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Faculty of Health

Butler, Prof Colin

Professor Colin Butler

ARC Future Fellow, Public Health
Faculty of Health

Telephone: (02) 6201 2194
Facsimile: (02) 6201 5999
Colin.Butler@canberra.edu.au

  • Summary
  • Qualifications
  • Publications
  • Grants & Awards

Biography

Colin is an Australian Research Council Future Fellow, the topic of which is "Health and sustainability: Australia in a global context". Colin is especially interested in future global health, including the consequences of global environmental changes such as to the climate, ecosystems, energy sources and resource depletion. He has published widely, and given many invited talks on topics including food security, population growth, ecology and infectious diseases. Collaborations include with the World Health Organization, the Special Programme on Tropical Diseases Research and the World Medical Association. He is co-founder of the NGO BODHI.

Research Interests

  • Sustainability
  • Human health
  • Human rights

Qualifications Obtained

  • BMedSci(Hons) (Newcastle, 1984)
  • BMed (Newcastle, 1987)
  • DTM&H (Royal College of Physicians, 1990)
  • MSc (London, 1997)
  • PhD (ANU, 2002) - Topic: Inequality and Sustainability


Edited Books

  • Butler C.D., editor. Climate Change and Global Health CABI, Wallingford, UK: CABI; 2014, 315 pages.
  • Butler C.D. Dixon J., Capon A.G. Healthy People, Places and Planet: Reflections based on AJ (Tony) McMichael's four decades of contribution to epidemiological understanding, ANU e-press, Canberra, 2015

WHO Technical Reports

Recent articles

Recent chapters (selected)

In Press

  • Honda Y, Oki K, Kanae S, Butler C.D. Climate extremes, disasters and health. In: Butler C.D., editor. Climate Change and Global Health. CABI, Wallingford, UK: CABI; 2014.
  • Butler C.D.: Mathieson A., Ana G, Bowles D.C. Cissé G. Climate Change and health in Africa. In: Butler C.D., editor. Climate Change and Global Health. CABI, Wallingford, UK: CABI; 2014.
  • Butler C.D.: Bowles DC, McIver L, Page L,. Mental Health, Cognition and the Challenge of Climate Change. In: Butler C.D., editor. Climate Change and Global Health. CABI, Wallingford, UK: CABI; 2014.
  • K. Smith K., Woodward A., Chadee D., Honda Y., Liu Q., Olwoch J., Revich B., Sauerborn R., Berry H., Butler C.D., Campbell-Lendrum D., Kjellström T., Kovats R., Rocklöv J., Confalonieri U. & Haines A. 2014. Human Health. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Working Group II.
  • Butler C.D.: Limits to growth and food security. In: Healthy People, Places and Planet: Reflections based on AJ (Tony) McMichael's four decades of contribution to epidemiological understanding, C.D. Butler, J. Dixon, A.G. Capon (editors) ANU e-press, Canberra
  • Butler C.D.: Woodward A. From silent spring to the threat of a four degree world. In: Healthy People, Places and Planet: Reflections based on AJ (Tony) McMichael's four decades of contribution to epidemiological understanding, C.D. Butler, J. Dixon, A.G. Capon (editors) ANU e-press, Canberra
  • Davis D., Butler C.D.: Tales of occupational cancer. In: Healthy People, Places and Planet: Reflections based on AJ (Tony) McMichael's four decades of contribution to epidemiological understanding, C.D. Butler, J. Dixon, A.G. Capon (editors) ANU e-press, Canberra
  • Bowles D.C., Reuveny R., Butler C.D.: (2014) Moving to a Better Life? Climate, Migration and Population Health. In: Climate Change and Global Health; C.D. Butler (editor) CABI, Wallingford, UK
  • Butler C.D. (2014) Famines, climate change and health. In: Climate Change and Global Health C.D. Butler (editor) CABI, Wallingford, UK.
  • Butler C.D. Wareham S. (2014) Medical activism. In: Climate Change and Global Health C.D. Butler (editor) CABI, Wallingford, UK.
  • Bowles D.C., Braidwood, M, Butler C.D. (2014) Unholy Trinity: Climate change, conflict and ill-health. In: C.D. Butler (editor) Climate Change and Global Health, CABI, Wallingford, UK.
  • Butler C.D., Stott, R., Bowen K. Haigh M, Smith, B and Braidwood M, Bowles D. (2014): Climate change and Health: From adaptation towards a solution. In: Climate Change and Global Health; C.D. Butler (editor) CABI, Wallingford, UK.
  • Butler C.D. (2014) Food and water and climate change. In: Handbook of Handbook of Global Environmental Change: Bill Freedman (editor) Springer.

Published

  • Australian Research Council Future Fellowship (2011-2015)
  • Health and Sustainability: Australia in a Global Context
  • “One of a hundred doctors for the planet” French Environmental Health Association, 2009
  • Borrie Prize, Australian Population Association (2001)